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mother!

mother!

mother!

Score: 3.82 / 10

Release Date: September 15, 2017
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Producer: Ari Handel, Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson
Rating: 18A
Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 121 minutes

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  • 9

    mother!

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 4:10:55 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Extraordinary film making.It seems to be about the disintegration of a marriage but it is really about the horrific consequences of devaluing nature and motherhood to appease false sadistic and savage gods .There is an irony in committing barbaric acts in order to adore and curry favour with a creator who demand human sacrifice an d the destruction of his own creation, his wife and progeny. The action takes place outside of historical time so the action is meant to be cyclical and recurring as in a cult.The message of the film is not conveyed through propaganda or preaching but through the unraveling of domesticity and the at first mystifying behavior of the environment and characters.Consequently the denouement, ( conclusion) of the moving is a startling revelation for the audience.Aronofsky has learnt from auteur directors like Polanski and Bunuel, but this is definitely NOT a comedy or outright satire but a commentary on the psychopathology of belief and moral vacuity.How then can tis be entertaining you may ask. It entertains by keeping the audience mystified and on the edge of their seats until the resolution.highly original film making made with technical expertise and insight.

  • 2

    mother!

    Friday, October 13, 2017 9:53:40 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Good God. What was this? Walked out before thirty minutes and got my money back. Just talk to the manager. Give it a shot if you must, but don't feel the need to endure. It doesn't get any better. There must be a spam bot working on these boards because I know five people who saw this and we usually disagree on movies, but in this instance, they agreed this stunk.

  • 10

    mother!

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:59:59 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I will simplify the plot for the simpletons: it's the story of Adam and Eve, God, Cain and Able. Mix in some bible stories and less kardashian

  • 7

    mother!

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:36:23 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Itís very disturbing, itís very dark, and itís hard to understand without a background in theology or a decent understanding of the bible, environmental issues and politics. Well acted, especially by Jennifer Lawrence whoís character represents Mother Earth. While Javier Bradem is God. Ed Harris And Michelle Pieffer are cast as Adam and Eve whose children are obviously Cain and Abel.

  • mother!

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:49:14 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    2 stars for trying ! Great start with Ed Harris & Michelle Pfierffer. Totally under used talent in this film.Veered off into a bad dream. Couldn't wait to wake up ( or for it to be over , lol ) Got all of the allegories of religion & spiritual chaos and the trappings of fame. Was it enlightening in any way ? Would I recommend to see it ? Not unless you have time & money to burn. LOL Love Darren Aronofsky's other films though !!! Can't all be great ! Right ?

  • 10

    mother!

    Monday, October 9, 2017 10:31:20 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Only those with a transcending acumen will appreciate the cerebral gregarious of this wonderful piece of bliss. Not to be pedantic, but please the " slower" types spare your below average opinions for movies like That's My boy

  • 10

    mother!

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 3:43:46 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Challenging, disturbing, confrontational, fascinating.

  • 4

    mother!

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:38:23 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    I will not bother to go see Lawrence again. She's a poor actress.

  • 2

    mother!

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:36:10 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Confusing. Disjointed and messy. The story that's supposed to be here was torn into bits and you're left to decipher a note that has gone through a shredder. No that's not the story, that's the description of what this comes off as. I don't know why this movie exists, but spare yourselves. It's doesn't fit the cultish niche, it doesn't fit the hardcore dram niche, it's out there like some high school play that five mutes were left to write a section upon of their own chosing. Rex Reed rated this as the worst movie he has ever seen. Harvard already has the Raspberries with their name on'em. It's a dog. Not even a nice dog, or like a dog you don't even like. It's a hit by a car, lying on the road for seven days, and collecting flies kind of dog. I hope I have spared some people the pain and wasting of their money.

  • 10

    mother!

    Friday, October 6, 2017 11:53:00 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Wow