December 16 2017

Director Darren Aronofsky Answers A Few Pressing Questions About mother!

December 16 2017, 03:02 | Frederick Owens

Jennifer Lawrence reveals she's taking a two-year break from acting – to take up pottery

Review: Jennifer Lawrence is appealing in Darren Aronofsky's exhausting 'mother!'

"When I was 21 or 22 I was like, 'I can't wait to be a mother, '" she said. That might be because the entire thing is a biblical allegory art house film that is somehow both complicated and blunt at the same time.

When did Lawrence feel like she wanted to be a mother? By the time things come around to the last few minutes I lost total interest.

Rarely has such an A-list cast (Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, along with a great Michelle Pfeiffer) starred in such a bizarro personal directorial vision.

'When I first read the script I thought it's too dark.

Without spoiling the "twist" of the film (less of a twist and more of a central allegory that becomes clearer and clearer), Mother! stars Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence as a nameless young woman who lives in a lovely countryside home with her much older husband, a poet with severe writer's block (Javier Bardem, in yet another deliciously creepy role).

I have my own interpretation, but I think Aronofsky wants his viewers to find their own. "The film is kind of a horror version of The Giving Tree", he told The Hollywood Reporter at mother! Every basic need and desire that Lawrence expresses goes unheeded as she continues to do the emotional labour for everyone who enters her house. They made a movie that was meant to be bold. "Like she was talking to me about Einstein", he added. I honestly don't want to. "Now I'm like. (makes shocked face)".

Lawrence stars in the film as Her/Mother, opposite Javier Bardem as Him.

It's heartbreaking for my pals at Paramount who did everything they could to market this movie. I don't mind people are upset by the film because it's supposed to be a reflection and a cautionary tale of what's happening to the planet. "Presently I find out about their identity, yet at the time, I didn't know their identity", Bardem revealed to MTV News reporter Josh Horowitz at the NY squeeze day for the film. Arrogant and ignoring Lawrence's characters wishes, it is an odd character placing and I suppose I'm going to have to think about it more yet I don't want to.

It's become one of only a dozen or so movies to be branded with the dreaded F Cinemascore grade by USA moviegoers, the most violently negative reaction any film can have.

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