Mother! (2017)


academy award® winners jennifer lawrence* and javier bardem** deliver unforgettable performances in academy award®-nominated darren aronofsky’s*** praised opus. the film shattered audiences and critics around the world. it’s been called “darkly exhilarating” (justin chang, los angeles times) and “aronofsky’s most daring film yet” (ben croll, indiewire). experience the visually arresting psychological thriller that will leave your heart pounding and your mind blown!

*actress in a leading role – silver linings playbook (2012)
**actor in a supporting role – no country for old men (2007)
***directing – black swan (2010)

~ official movie website




If one watches movies like I do, one has no idea what the movie is about – by the way, the best, honest way to watch any movie. I had seen the previews when they started appearing and I was intrigued by the psychological thriller feeling I got, still knowing nothing of the plot.

I’ll be honest, I smoked some “green” before viewing because I wanted to be all “psychological” too! 😀

😀 A D V E R T I S E M E N T 😀

Green Psychology has been known to relax patients,
releasing more insight into a patient’s rai·son d’ê·tre.

Well, I fell asleep, restarted the movie, fell asleep, turned off the movie, and went to sleep. The next day, I woke with good intentions to view before MY psychological appointment at 13:00. At the same time, I was going to redesign a logo while viewing, killing tow birds with one stone. One last thing: mother and father had seen it, but were keeping their lips sealed.

I did not finish the logo.

Every time I tried, my attention kept being drawn to the movie. I kept trying to figure out what the hell was going on. At the same time, I was getting angrier and angrier at the characters: Him: selfishness, dismissiveness; Her: hope, weakness.

But it’s more than that!

I didn’t even have to be pretentious to see the reflection in the mirror for the something else the movie was portraying, and that is where I had to challenge myself to bring meaning. A little reading about the movie’s intended meaning provided that knowledge, but before that the movie ending explained it all to me, but on a higher level. Because I don’t want to spoil anything, my true and honest reaction to this movie is below in black text. You can view it by highlighting it.

If I understood the dialog correctly, he was life, she was hope, there can be no life without hope, the two symbiotic. Out of hope and life is born love…of life. This is what I got out of the movie and the next thing I knew, the floodgates were opened. I have lived a life – in my mind – without love. The movie portrays this cycle – imagine a stage play of emotions.

My research as to the meaning of the movie afterwards, revealed a scenario that I am familiar with. I would have not gone in the direction, it did not appeal to me, it was overplayed, unnecessary. Ironically for me, the movie is proof of one of the movie’s characters motive.

If you are not confused after reading this review, I hope you were intrigued to watch this movie.

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