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Mother! Review - Unique And Bad Movie That Tests The Patience Of The Audience - Shaken, Not Stirred

Mother! Review – Unique And Bad Movie That Tests The Patience Of The Audience

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Movie title: Mother!

Movie description: Lawrence plays a woman, spouse to a writer played by Javier Bardem. He's working on his new book and she's doing all kinds of work on their remote house. One day a stranger (Ed Harris) knocks on their door asking for shelter and day after they are greeted with one more visitor – man's wife (Michelle Pfeiffer). After that strange things start to happen.

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Summary

Mother! really is a different movie, an experience that is sometimes engaging and sometimes annoying and exhausting; a movie that tests the patience of the audience.

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror

Year: 2017

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I really appreciate when a director has a vision that he sticks with without many compromises. I really appreciate when a movie is different and you don’t have a feeling you watched this kind of movie 50 times already. Also, I appreciate when a movie engages you and makes you think.

All this can be said about Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! but unfortunately not much else – it’s a bad movie that tests the patience of the audience.

Lawrence plays a woman, spouse to a writer played by Javier Bardem. He’s working on his new book and she’s doing all kinds of work on their remote house. One day a stranger (Ed Harris) knocks on their door asking for shelter and day after they are greeted with one more visitor – man’s wife (Michelle Pfeiffer). That’s all I’m going to say about the story because I don’t want to spoil it for you if you decide to watch this movie.

Ideas in Mother! are not that bad but the realisation of these ideas is what is bothering me. Before you watch Mother! it’s best that you know as little as possible because trust me – I don’t think you saw a movie like Mother! before. All you need to know is that almost whole movie, everything that happens is a metaphor so movie really makes you think what the author wanted to say. Problem is when everything is a metaphor, whole time you’re trying to figure out what’s happening and you just stop caring about the characters. In the second part of the movie I just didn’t care about Lawrence, Bardem and the rest of the characters or what is going to happen to them.

Mother! really is a different movie, an experience that is sometimes engaging and sometimes annoying and exhausting; a movie that tests the patience of the audience.

Mother! is a lot of things. It is a drama, a thriller, a horror and a comedy. And at the same time, you can’t put it under any of these genres. The first part of the movie is ok but in the second part Aronofsky threw so many stuff and most of them are just absurd. You can’t put anything you remembered in the movie and expect it that audience is ok with it just because it is a metaphor. And some parts of the movie are so annoying and irritating – I almost walked out the theater last half an hour.

I can’t tell you more about the movie without spoilers so I’ll stop here. Mother! really is a different movie, an experience that is sometimes engaging and sometimes annoying and exhausting – it’s definitely a movie that is not for everyone. Look, I like weird movies but actually, I’m not sure who is the target audience for Mother!. And as I said there are so many wrong things here that I can’t give this movie a recommendation.

You can purchase a Blu-ray or DVD from Amazon or you can watch Mother! on Amazon Video if you’re interested.

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