Movie Review: Mother!

We need to talk about the movie ‘Mother!’. If you’ve seen it, you know why this is a topic to talk about. If you haven’t seen it, I am not sure I’d recommend it to you. Actually, yes, I would recommend it. You need to see what all the fuss is about. I do need to tell you: Go in it with not too many expectations, because they’ll never be met.

So, where do I start? The logical way to start is to tell you what it’s about. What is it about? That is a good question if I say so myself. Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was so nervous to see this movie. I thought it was going to be like a horror/psycho thriller, but now I’m confused to what I should even call it. When I saw the trailer the impression I got was that the movie was all about a couple, played by Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, who live in this spooky house in which many crazy and unexplainable things happen. Then there are all these random people that come into the house, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris who play these important characters, who all act very strange. I got a very eerie feeling from just watching the trailer. It looked scary.

But then, going into to the movie it was nothing like I expected. At some point I had no idea what I was watching. It was all so strange and it didn’t make any sense to me. And that thought only got stronger going towards the ending. I don’t want to give anything away, so I’m not going too much in depth. But what I do need to tell you is that there are so many metaphors, different meanings and messages in this movie. You’ll get out of it very confused and you’re probably going to search of the whole internet to discover what is meant with the movie. At least, that is what I did. I cannot stand coming out of a movie not knowing the meaning behind it. I feel like this movie is meant to make you question what it is about, and that people are meant to be confused about what it is about. So, good job Darren Aranofsky! You made the whole world think about your movie.

XO
chantal

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