Overblown, bombastic, self-righteous, and pretentious. At about the mid-point, it wanes in interest, regaining it again for punctuated moments. I could do without heavy-handed symbolism, but I ultimately enjoyed sitting through this extended obsession with Jennifer Lawrence.
The artist is self-important and impotent. The problem is the nagging wife. He gets her pregnant because that will shut her up, and he's reborn. He is successful again. His fans arrive, and they provide the love he needs. The problem is that she's still so needy. So they beat the crap out of her. The director tries to cloak this as religious allegory. It's another misogynist take on the artist and the muse. cont.
Controversially great and greatly controversial, particularly if you go in blind. A thoughtful indictment that spins wildly. The last scene should have been cut, and the chaos portion is overwrought, but do not mar the whole. This is a film I thought about for days after viewing
And that's why you don't date narcissist people. But, if we're being serious – the absurd, hyperbolic events developing into absolute and hypnotic madness and yet, the feeling they give is somewhat.. recognizable? As if we were the mother and the attackers at the same time.
Ok, so here we have a profound example of asymmetry. Mother! - starting off- gives you the impression of a psychological thriller set around the Woman's mentality. Well into the half of the movie you get your hopes up, thinking this may be a black comedy dressed up to look mighty serious in its purpose. That's when you get the allegory and it all gets overwhelming.