Should We Take the Time to Visit "Mother!"?


If you've seen Darren Aronofsky's other work, you'll understand what I mean when I say "Mother!" is the most "Aronofsky" film he has done. I liked the Biblical analogies and didn't feel Aronofsky was pushing an anti-Christian or anti-environment message whatsoever. Let's be honest. Everything in this day and age can relate back to some sort of religious influence. Just like any good piece of cinema, there are many ways to interpret it.


A couple's (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem) relationship is tested when uninvited guests (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer) arrive at their home. Their tranquil existence is disrupted by these visitors in "Mother!"


Despite crap audience reception, "Mother!" is true filmmaking and creativity at it's finest. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it and loved the parallels and metaphors. It's definitely one of the best films of the year or at least in the top 10.


"Mother!" is rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language. I would say that there are many frightening and intense scenes of violence. Some of them depict sexual assault and cannibalism, while others are just plain gory. Nothing shown is meant to glorify or sensationalize these acts. They're meant to be seen as horrendous acts of a fallen world. However, the nudity was really unnecessary as usual.


"Mother!" came out in theaters on September 15th, 2017. It was directed by Darren Aronofsky. The cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, and Brian Gleeson. The running time is 122 minutes. (Review by Everett Shirey)

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟


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