DVD - 2017
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A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.


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Jan 16, 2019

If you had to pick between pulling out your toenails and watching this movie, maybe watch this movie. but the experiences are eerily similar..
Drawn out in all the wrong ways, a good message is completely skewed by heavy handed themes that echo xenophobic and cliche tropes.
Could've been great, but not even the acting helped, J-law was trying so hard to not be J-law its confusing as to why she was even cast.

Jan 09, 2019

This film, from the always unpleasant Darren Aronofosky ("Black Swan," "The Wrestler") is so bad, so confoundingly bad, so jaw-droppingly bad, so transcendentally bad, that you really have to see it.

Jan 08, 2019

Oh my doG! Were all those first rate actors having financial probems? 'Fraid this mishmash would take millennia to solve them. How many natural resources were squandered in the making of this film. Paradoxically, I wasted two perfectly good hours watching it.

Dec 01, 2018

This is another one of those self indulgent awful movies that only makes sense to one person who had the luxury of being able to express themself on a large scale. Wish they wouldn't inflict it on the rest of us.

Oct 21, 2018

I watched this movie last year and it stunk. Now that pot is legal I watched it again yesterday while stoned. Much better.

Oct 11, 2018

The stupidest movie you would ever waste time watching....
Only liberals would think that this was a good movie that had biblical meanings.
It's crap, total crap, and nothing but crap....
It has nothing to do with religious Christian beliefs at all. It does have pegan and satanic beliefs.... So unless you're a liberal and a unbeliever in God, don't waste your time....

Oct 01, 2018

Well, that was weird and gruesome. I don't see it as Biblical analogy as everyone below was mentioning. But more as Halloween fare, psycho drama. A mother's worst fears all wrapped up into one long nightmare dream like horror sequence that will repeat. Opps spoiler! I could have easily missed this one.

Sep 23, 2018

I was not intrigued and I wan't entertained either. Not my cup of tea. Unnecessarily too long.

Aug 10, 2018

This very interesting film definitely took Jennifer Lawrence out of her comfort zone as she portrayed something out of this world. The film is heavily based on the bible and religious teachings, as well as the way that we treat our world. The movie made many people uncomfortable, understandably since there were many graphic scenes and disturbing characters, but I personally found it to be an excellent social commentary from the director’s point of view. There were some scenes where things did not seem to flow properly and dialogue seemed to be missing, but I also think that was intentional since the film was made to not only be seen, but experienced and questioned as well. It is definitely one of a kind, and I would rate this movie 3.5/5 stars and recommend it to those looking for something controversial and new. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 08, 2018

This seems pretty clearly to be meant as a Biblical analogy, with the Poet representing God, the Mother as the earth, and the marauding fans of the Poet as God's followers, who love Him but end up doing far more harm than good. The film is more or less divided into two parts, the second an altered and more intense version of the first, presumably referring to the Old and New Testament. The problem is, it just isn't a very good Biblical analogy. The symbolism is frequently way off, the story doesn't hang together, and some of the scenes are too prolonged and monotonous. As the filmmaker is an atheist, it may have been intended more as a Biblical critique than a metaphor; in that context it makes a bit more sense.
Note: contains some very gruesome horror scenes.

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Jan 15, 2018

Martin Scorsese on this film:

After I had a chance to see mother!, I was even more disturbed by this rush to judgment, and that's why I wanted to share my thoughts. People seemed to be out for blood, simply because the film couldn't be easily defined or interpreted or reduced to a two-word description. Is it a horror movie, or a dark comedy, or a biblical allegory, or a cautionary fable about moral and environmental devastation? Maybe a little of all of the above, but certainly not just any one of those neat categories.

Is it a picture that has to be explained? What about the experience of watching mother!? It was so tactile, so beautifully staged and acted — the subjective camera and the POV reverse angles, always in motion … the sound design, which comes at the viewer from around corners and leads you deeper and deeper into the nightmare … the unfolding of the story, which very gradually becomes more and more upsetting as the film goes forward. The horror, the dark comedy, the biblical elements, the cautionary fable — they're all there, but they're elements in the total experience, which engulfs the characters and the viewers along with them. Only a true, passionate filmmaker could have made this picture, which I'm still experiencing weeks after I saw it.


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Jan 15, 2018

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