MOTHER! (2017) – Movie Review
Movie Reviewed By:
Sean Way – WayWeird.com Movie Enthusiast
Quick info about the movie:
Release date: September 15, 2017
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writer: Darren Aronofsky
Main cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris & Michelle Pfeiffer
Rotten Tomatoes TOMATOMETER
Well director and writer Darren Aronofsky has done it AGAIN! Yep, this “artistic genius” has dipped his creative brush into a toilet bowl laced with diarrhea and painted another piece of shit called MOTHER! that should be only hung up in his house, only for him to see. NO ONE SHOULD SEE THIS MOVIE UNLESS THEY HATE THEMSELVES!
Okay, I went into this movie thinking I was going to see a horror movie. Why did I think that? Well all of the film’s marketing screamed at me in a loud voice “THIS IS A HORROR MOVIE”. Well I’m screaming back, “YOU ARE LIARS” right back at those marketer.
If you hate someone, not just a little, but A LOT, text them this message, “Hey, I just saw MOTHER! You REALLY need to go see it ASAP!”
If any of your friends or family members ever tell you to see this movie, I suggest you take out your iPhone directly from your pocket, go to the contacts menu, and block them from being able to contact you EVER again, and you should take it one step further and block them from your life.
This movie is confusing and not fun. No one will ever be able to know what the hell this movie is about unless they go to Google and search “what the hell is MOTHER! about”. You should also search “why is Darren Aronofsky allowed to make movies”.
I guess the movie is supposed to be a retelling of the entire Bible. Not just a part of the Bible, but the entire Bible. It’s also suppose to be about global warming and people’s obsession with wanting to be loved, liked, and followed on social media platforms. But again, there is NO WAY anyone would ever fully get these concepts unless they were living inside Darren Aronofsky brain, or unless they are Darren Aronofsky.
Honestly, this movie is could just as much be about home repairs and suicide just as much as anything else. Darren Aronofsky doesn’t help you understand what you are seeing, so you may as well decide for yourself what you want it to be. Just like a bad piece of modern art hanging in New York’s MOMA. When an artist has no idea of what they’re doing, they just let you decide what you’re looking at.
Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem actually do put in great performances. So at the very least this movie had some really exceptional actors doing the best that anyone could ever do with what they have been given to do.
This movie has a running time of 2 hours and 1 minute, which in my professional opinion is 2 hours and 1 minute too long.
But you know that old George Horne saying from his 1786, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Well George is no liar, because I have no one other than myself to be upset with for seeing this film.
I have been burned time and time and time again with director and writer Darren Aronofsky’s works. I saw “Black Swan”, and I hated that movie (but again, the acting was pretty great). I saw “The Wrestler”, and I wanted to go jump in front of a train while shooting myself in the eyes after watching it (again though, the acting was exceptional). I even had the not-so-much-pleasure of hating my life after watching “Requiem for a Dream” and also “Noah”.
What do all of these movies have in common? The singular commonality for me is that I hated each and every one of those movies, and yet I have paid money to see another Darren Aronofsky film.
So I either hate myself, or I am taking a bullet for all of you people so you NEVER have to watch this movie.
But I do have to give credit where credit is due. The cinematography was exceptional, and the acting was also exceptional.
I don’t have a “2 thumbs up 2 thumbs down” or 1 through 5 star ratings system. My only rating’s system is if I love, like, hate, and rather kill myself than watch again rating system.
If you read the above review then you probably guessed that I’d have to give this movie a “rather kill myself than watch again” rating.
In fact, this is the only movie I’ve seen in 2017 that I would give this rating to.
The people I feel really bad for are the guys that thought this would be a good “first date” movie to take a date to. It would take a miracle for that dude to get a second date lined up.
Well that’s my review of the Darren Aronofsky movie MOTHER!
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