Mother!

Mother!

DVD - 2017
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A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2017.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 minutes) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
widescreen (2.35:1), 24 fps, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda

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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.

We know from NOAH that Aronofsky is worried about Mother Earth, and that he doesn't have a very high opinion of the human race. Unfortunately this two-hour allegory, which commands the viewer's attention by tapping into the horror-genre bag of film tricks, is nothing but tedious. At the end, when the pieces start to fit together, it's too late.

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sullivjr
Apr 06, 2018

Piece of Shit.

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gnomenut
Apr 03, 2018

A very, very creepy film. Difficult to say what the story is actually about. Difficult also, while watching, to distinguish what's real from what's in the woman's imagination. But, no matter. Unsettling characters, rich visual effects, and some very unusual camera-work create a sense of ominous threat in the first scene which sustains--almost non-stop--to the very last. Not the usual psycho-thriller. Not for anyone looking for a message, or a story they can relate to. It's just, plain, creepy--nearly all the way through. One full star lost for the mandatory orgy of CGI near the end which jogged me out of the story and had me hoping the end was near. Otherwise, full marks. PS--I'm not sure how several commenters came to see the story as an allegory. I didn't. It seems to me the story has to be disturbing in order to unbalance the audience, and ultimately raise your pulse. The DVD has no commentary or special features to explain otherwise, but perhaps the BluRay version has material that didn't fit on the DVD. Still, based on viewing alone, it's just an exhilaratingly creepy film.

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patch666
Apr 03, 2018

CRAZY FILM !!!! Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful and terrifying at the same time ~ 420

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GROGGER
Mar 26, 2018

Put simply.........I WANT MY TWO HOURS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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williamshanehunt
Mar 21, 2018

It,s a pathetic and GROTESQUE metaphor/allegory of the devolution of motherhood in modern Western cultural ideologies! Think of the millions of dollars wasted, not to mention all the indirect waste, environmental et al for this pretentious art crap...!? Next time make a documentary and TEACH people something!

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polywoggle
Mar 20, 2018

The most non-sensical, idiotic and unintelligible movie ever.

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hammer59
Mar 17, 2018

Bravo! I can see why the masses did not enjoy this film, but it was bold, original and unsettling---a FILM....not a movie. If you are the soft, pampered typical American who is easily persuaded by the opinions of others, heed the comments below and deprive yourself of viewing this film. If you have an imagination, you may realize what the writer/Director was trying to express.

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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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