Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Runtime: 2 hours, 1 minute
Drama | Horror | Suspense | 2017
Basically, I’m on a roll for watching strange movies. Honestly, I’m not hating it. Mother shows us a couple, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, who live in this secluded house in the middle of nowhere. It’s pretty evident during the very first scene what the ending scene will be, but the way that they get there is just so completely interesting and will keep you pulling your hair the entire time.
One day, this man comes knocking at their door.. It’s Ed Harris. Soon after his wife arrives. Soon after their songs arrive. Soon after some horrifying things happen and there’s a party in their house. The entire time Mother is losing her mind. No one is doing what their told and they are destroying her house while “Him” does nothing.
In the end, Javier’s character becomes super famous because of this poem and their entire house is soon taken over by cult-like followers. Jennifer has their baby, and they want to see it they want to touch it. Well… the baby is killed and eaten and Jennifer’s character loses her shit. How could she not? And burns the house down… he pulls a crystal out of her heart and the whole thing starts over again. Such a selfish man.
Overall, this film is strangely horrifying as you don’t know what exactly is haunting them or if these people are even real or something else. There are so many scenarios that ran through my head, it wasn’t until the end that it all made sense. Sort of. I thought Jennifer Lawrence was amazing in this movie (honestly I think she’s amazing in most movies), but the emotions that she had to go through the entire time were just perfectly acted on screen.
I probably would watch this film again, and it’s definitely something to see. A lot of people will not like it, and that’s okay. I feel like all the weirdo movies I’ve watched lately AHEM Annihilation, have really gotten me used to anything on screen (almost anything). I’ll give this film a “Liked It.” The whole time I felt what the mother was feeling and it definitely had a Black Swan feel to it due to Darren Aronofsky being the director and writer (4.5/5).
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