With its heavy lashings of bible-black wit, it defiantly earns its place in the pantheon of classic alegorical psychodramas: Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, The Wicker Man, Don't Look Now, Eraserhead, Antichrist, Under the Skin etc. The biblical and environmental metaphors may be more overt, but for me it was interesting to view the events as a manifestation of her deepest fears as a woman, wife, daughter and mother.
(Vu en DVD) Darren Aronofsky invente(?) l'horreur allégorique, comme si l'esthétisme onirico-tortueux de Wojciech Has rencontrait le symbolisme hermétique de Mallarmé. Au final, un film marquant et même courageux dans une prod. actuelle svt aseptisée, ms avec un casting très sexy (J. Lawrence!) pr faire passer la pilule (hallucinogène).Bémols: le dernier 1/3 m'a semblé un peu trop expédié et la maison sous-exploitée.
Why does Aronofsky explain his films as singular interpretations when the audience reacts poorly? It goes beyond the Biblical foundation, with moments that completely skew that interpretation and might seem like Aronofsky is trying to avoid people analysing his mental health and personal life. Libatique sticks to Jennifer Lawrence's shoulder nearly all the way through. Children of Men meets The Sacrifice.
**1/2. I still don't think that Cinema is the best place to develop allegories that demand a lot of reflexion from the audience. 'Mother!' is certainly a very smart movie, as the director seems to be, but I don't have the time to see it three or four times. Directors/writers take months to write their script and want us to understand their work in 120 minutes. It's unfair. Recommended if you've got some spare time.
An Explanation: http://bit.ly/24snzSn After Nature and the Earth is destroyed, God remains unblemished, tends to Nature, and is inspired by Nature’s Love that it was not enough, he must try again, and Earth must be created anew. Rinse and Repeat. 79/100 - Very Good. (3.5)
This film gave me such anxiety. Of course the biblical and nature allegories are the most straight forward interpretations but there are so many interpretations for this, so many digs at society; religion; the artistic mind and creative process; patriarchy; inequality in relationships; worship of false idols... you name it, it's there. I can't think of a single bad thing to say about this film. I'm still rattled.
With mother! , the atheist Darren Aronofsky steps back again to the biblical theme, making an intelligent statement about the degradation of humanity and the fast dying of mother nature. The script is very well-written and the biblical allegories works perfectly within the story. The anxiety was very well pictured, by the director with his strange visual marks and by Lawrence with her best performence by date. 9.5/10