Mother!

Mother!

DVD - 2017
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A couple living a reclusive life discovers that their relationship is challenged when uninvited guests arrive at their home.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount, [2017]
ISBN: 9786317072367
6317072361
Branch Call Number: DVD Mother
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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benjithegreat
May 14, 2018

...Wow...
What a trip...
Not amazingly good, but not bad either. Certainly worth a watch. Much like his other films (Requiem For a Dream, Black Swan & Pi), this movie was very much in the same vein... It is like a dream, or in many ways, a nightmare. It doesn't always seem to flow smoothly, but you still understand the gist of it (much like in a dream) - like someone will have sex, and the next scene, she is fully pregnant, even though it seems to be the same day; it doesn't make a lot of logical sense, but emotionally, it flows perfectly (like in a dream) - some scenes will go from 'wait, why did she doe that' to 'huh, weird' to 'wait, what??!' to 'wow, that's pretty crazy' to 'Holy Bananas! WTF is going on??!'
So again, not amazingly exquisite, but not bad, and certainly not boring. It's worth the ride.

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kuv
May 14, 2018

I watched two movies this Mother's Day weekend. What to watch: Kidnap (Halle Berry). Not to watch: Mother! But what is clear is the underlying themes of protective mode motherhood instinctively has.

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duane767
May 13, 2018

LOL...what a movie. Strangely gripping for me all the way to the riotous and bloody end only to have things begin again. I'm not as harsh on JLaw as many people seem to be as she may have been the reason I kept watching this mishmash that played like someone's long nightmare. Watch at your own risk.

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Byond
May 13, 2018

God and Hitler have some things in common with Him. All are men, are writers (Ten Commandments, Mein Kampf), inspire followers and believe history is going somewhere, if only around in circles. They have also left apocalytic disaster in their wake. Perhaps they have found comfort in women as well, Mary, Eva and Her.
If anyone needed assurance that a picture could be made out of this situation, they could call in comparison to 'Rosemary's Baby'. Instead of Mia, Jennifer Lawrence. I wonder what Meryl Streep made of this nauseating project.
The director is a creator. That's what he does.

JCLMandaW May 12, 2018

I'm still processing mother! - I wouldn't say it's good, but it is definitely interesting. The ending is pretty heavy on the Marian allegory, and I would love to sit in on a philosophy class unpacking this movie!

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Mitsmit
May 12, 2018

Hmmm! I know that I must be a little insane. Couldn't let it go. Watched till the end begins. Twisted...

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lavasushi
Apr 27, 2018

Well, that was weird. Baffling? Unchecked humanity is scary. The egotistical artist husband, Jarier Bardem, and clueless? passive? wife with no name, Jennifer Lawrence, seem to be in crazy town. Not sure if it’s madness or stupid. Did I miss the metaphors and symbolism? Not familiar with the director and writer, Darren Aronofsky, but this wouldn’t encourage me to hire him anytime soon

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firefly5
Apr 27, 2018

Faulty DVD. Returned to the library.

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voisjoe1_0
Apr 18, 2018

Spoiler Alert - if you know nothing, see the film and then only after seeing the film read this comment - My 4.5 star rating exists because I knew almost nothing about the film and the bewilderment and angst was half the entertainment. As I watched I wondered, is this a modern version of "Gaslight," no maybe "Funny Games," no maybe "The Shining," and then "Dante's Inferno" ? and then I said maybe Trumpian-type narcissism and what that leads to. Hell, it was disturbing to watch and sometimes one needs to be disturbed out of one's comfort zone. Rate it 2 or 3 stars if you already read even this comment

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Ibsu
Apr 10, 2018

Creepy is a good word, very creepy even better, but it's also slow, weak and unsatisfying. IMHO, watch Rosemary's Baby for a really GOOD scary (with class) FILM and story about the devil and his handmaids, evil (incarnate), uninvited and unwanted guests, the pregnant wife who wants her husband there with and for her although he has other ideas/forces acting on him. I don't like the passive subjective treatment of the woman's character (Jennifer Lawrence) and had thought more of this director's talent. Really disappointed.

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jimg2000
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.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/martin-scorsese-rotten-tomatoes-box-office-obsession-why-mother-was-misjudged-guest-column-1047286

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jimg2000
Jan 15, 2018

The essential quotes are in IMDb already as:

You give, and you give, and you give. It's just never enough.

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