It would be an understatement to call Darren Aronofsky’s mother! simply crazy. This movie is a balls-to-the-wall bonkers nightmare that feels like diving head-first through the fiery pits of hell. It more than earns its titular exclamation point; as a matter of fact, it could use at least six more of those, bolded in 50-point font. It’s a uniquely thrilling ride ribbed with shards of dark humor, but mother! is bound to be Aronofsky’s most divisive film yet. Though wildly daring, Aronofsky’s latest is a self-indulgent melting pot exploding with too many ideas that’s as enthralling as it is frustrating.
Another day, another mysterious poster advertising Darren Aronofsky’s mysterious mother! This one doesn’t seem to have any connotations towards any other classic horror films (unless I’m totally missing something), but it might provide a few clues as to what the movie is about? Or does it? Something tells me we won’t know what’s going on with this one until we’re actually in the theater seeing it.
Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is an intriguing little beast. After two trailers, all we know is that it stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ed Harris, and it involves a couple whose relationship is more than tested after they invite another pair of folks into their home. Aronofsky himself also isn’t too forthcoming, but said that he was so inspired when he got the idea for the movie that he churned out a draft in just a couple of days.