Friday, September 15, 2017

mother! Movie Review

Jennifer Lawrence stars in mother!

Oh mother!

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.

Aronofsky does his best worst Lars von Trier impersonation in mother!, hands down, the most disappointing (and maddening) movie of the year, if not the decade. The director/writer clearly has issues with misogyny and religion... so much so, he decides to torture his real life girlfriend (Lawrence) after demeaning her (and apparently all women) for the full duration of the movie. It starts off like Rosemary's Baby, before drifting into a manic mess, the likes we haven't seen since Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. Pfeiffer is terrific; but otherwise, mother! is a lousy, poorly cast/shot pile of crap.

Grade: F