Village Jam Factory - Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:40am
Running time: 121m
Country: United States
Release date: 24/08/17
Rating: 7/10 (ME 4/5, DP 3/5)
A poet (Javier Bardem) and his wife (Jennifer Lawrence) are living in a house which she is painstakingly repairing following its destruction in a fire. A man (Ed Harris) arrives followed soon after by his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and things become very strange. And then they become really REALLY strange.
Mother! is a phycological thriller with a twist. Not is all as it seems but part of the magic of this film is how it reveals itself. It's a slow burn but it all makes sense by the end if you're open to the signs it leaves along the way. It's quite possibly one of the most uncomfortable and confronting films we've seen in a long time and the physical response you get from the feeling of threat makes this is difficult film to watch. If you're looking for something light and entertaining it probably shouldn't be your first choice, but if you're after a challenge then give this one a go. It's worth it.