A lovely Amish style commune community where all things lovely just seem to bloom forth automatic and where beauty doth just always abound – A symbolic burial of one red flower, and soon the two young ladies resume sweeping the front porch of the white clap board home. Brooms to sweep away seem so unrepresentative of the passing of little Daniel. The members of the sect behave strangely regarding the death. But continue to stay reserved. Requests are made by members to travel to the the towns to obtain medicine by Lucius Hunt (as Joaquin Phoenix). Continually, the requests are denied. Cities & civilization, by this time are considered wicked places for wicked people to lodge themselves a wedge between the few good here and there only possibly still there. Hands stretched out also between the two fires of new and the old left behind, still it seems so cliche’ to continually say that a lot of films are based on books. The script clear, Ivy Elizabeth Walker (Bryce Dallas Howard) who born legally blind finally gets permission to take the journey to the sinful places. But before that premise, she slated herself to marry and set her heart on Lucius Hunt, a quiet one, & her fond intention to marry. Noah Percy (Adrien Brody), who has a mental disability stabs her beloved. If he does not get medicine soon, he will die. But to critique the film from a cultural perspective, not necessarily out of the question. As Ivy Elizabeth demonstrates, women of the community do not just marry. “Do I have your blessings father?” She asks him. They must first obtain permission from a parent. He, her father advises her to tell no one until she has spoken with the young man. “I love you more than the sun and the moon together,” she romantically proposes holy matrimony to him. A shy young man, he just stared at her empty. She thought this meant rejection, her wailing grief, finds the older women on chairs rocking around her bed and singing songs to soothe. Things are not always as they seem though. And of course he finds a way to let her know as well that the feeling is mutual. A lot of twists & turns erupt during the film, and later as a predator, as earlier one of the older mother women mentions to to a group of them that a coyote, wolf or other similar predator spotted nearby during the twilight hours may hold a sign that the being suffers some kind of a madness. The larger creatures, those we do not speak of are not allowed here though – However, a lot of films are based on books. Just not this movie for which Producer M. Night Shyamalan both wrote and produced the film for just that. In some ways, The Village is a film about what a cult is capable of. Surprisingly, each segment of the movie brings you to a new and different precipice as you seek to discover whether the group may proceed to the next level and tilt cult group all of the way, or hold back and avoid living as a cult, and simply maintain the group as a more peace loving, functional commune.