mother! – my review

Posted: September 16, 2017 in Joe Giambrone

J. Giambrone


Well, Aronofsky doesn’t make the usual movies, and this one does veer hard… but not soon enough.

I’ve been thinking about this for hours, and there are many ideas to consider in Mother! I should probably view it a second time to get my ducks in a row, but here we are. Not everything is what it seems, and many details may intend two meanings.

mothercover.0.jpgMother! is structurally flawed, and by that I mean it remains in the mundane world for far too long. It remains stuck in this one house actually for its entirety, and I usually loathe films that do so. It gets tedious, oppressive and ultimately boring. You can only endure so many extreme close-ups of beautiful Jennifer Lawrence before you break down and say, “We’re never getting out of this fucking house.”

Here it’s not for budget but intentional. It’s supposed to be oppressive, claustrophobic, and…

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