Darren Aronofsky’s churning fever dream mother! is a devouring and restless experience: a creative surge that’s like the lancing of a boil, releasing a torrent of despair and disgust for the greedy chaos of society today as well as a self-loathing portrait of the artist as an emotional succubus.
In my opinion, the film is not an allegory for anything. It is a depiction of human nature in situations where the boundaries of intimacy are removed and a person becomes himself. Civilization exists only because people have learned to respect each other's individuality. The film is a masterful thought experiment in depicting a situation where this defense mechanism is absent.
What is less certain is whether the breadcrumbs that are available to the viewer the first time through mother! will be satisfying enough for them to do more than run a quick Google search to provide some answers.
Yet the movie’s grasp of experience feels tenuous, trippy, and, dare one say, adolescent; if you gave an extremely bright fifteen-year-old a bag of unfamiliar herbs to smoke, and forty million dollars or so to play with, Mother! would be the result.
Nothing about mother! makes one lick of sense as Darren Aronofsky’s corny vision of madness turns more hilarious than scary. With so much crap around to clog the drain, I hesitate to label it the “Worst movie of the year” when “Worst movie of the century” fits it even better.
This is such a masterpiece. It locks you on screen and keeps surprising with the increase of situations to higher levels of intensity. The concept is amazing and everything is well alluded. Great movie.
Disturbing. Some scenes are a bit too disturbing. It is in the horror genre, correctly framed, but it is not scary, but rather disturbing, disgusting, frustrating. I was really thinking during the movie "what a sick mind someone must have to conceive something like this".
The symbolism of the film is fascinating... but I can't say that I realized it during the film, but only after reading the reviews. I would have seen the film differently if the symbolism had been more obvious.
Actors played very well.
at last i have seen the 'masterpiece'. better than i expected. if it's an allegory for mother earth and her tortured life of being abused, even by her maker 'the poet'.
i would not think it's very bad as the acting compensated for the craziness and the mess has a lot of meaning to contemplate on. i thought it's more coherent than Tenet....
many things were thrown in including the sacrifice of the son? very disturbing but definitely the message got thro.
so many things comes to mind, rosemary baby, green zone war scene, pan's labyrinth....
have an open mind... not so bad.... so glad michelle is back as witches of eastwick... remember?
Sure the acting was alright. I believed them. But the IN YOUR FACE metaphor was laughable. It was a joke. This movie was so pretentious I almost couldn't finish it. It is trying so hard to be shocking it makes me sick. I will never watch this movie again and am thinking twice about watching anything Darren Aronofsky is a part of.