Mother!, the Darren Aronofsky directed mystery / horror film about uninvited guests who disrupt a couple’s tranquil existence is a weird movie.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer, the acting is great of course but what I enjoyed most about the film has nothing to do with acting. As controversial as this is, the beautiful single braid on Lawrence’s head… so effortless and gorgeous. That’s my favourite thing about Mother!
Part of my issue with Aronofsky’s movie is that I can’t say I fully get it. I found myself getting mad at the close-up shots and about an hour into the film, I was thinking: ‘Resolve this mystery already!’
What’s also quite unfortunate about me not really understanding Mother! is that I’m definitely not interested enough to watch it again on the off chance that I may finally get it.
The way Lawrence and Bardem’s characters were so obviously grossly mismatched as a couple rather annoyed me. Bardem’s character’s lack of consideration towards his wife really made me mad and because I didn’t understand why he was being that way, it simply made matters worse.
If you’re an Aronofsky fan, I say give this movie a chance because you may like it. Just remember that Mother! is definitely more mystery than horror, so don’t let the word ‘horror’ dissuade you or get you too excited.
If you think I totally missed the point of this movie, you’re very welcome to enlighten me in the comments below.
Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky; Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris are the stars of Mother!, a mystery / horror film about uninvited guests that disrupt a couple’s tranquil existence…
I will be brave enough and see this because a part of me wants to start liking scary movies – and I love all the film makers involved; Lawrence and Aronovsky because of everything they do, Bardem because of Skyfall (2012), Harris because of The Truman Show (1998) / A History Of Violence (2005), etc., etc…
I also wouldn’t mind hearing more of the beautiful / haunting music in this trailer.
Other cast includes Jovan Adepo, Kristen Wiig, Amanda Warren…
The trailer for the latest Jonny Depp movie Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales is here…
This is a great teaser trailer because it’s the face of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow that fans can’t wait to see yet he’s only on screen by name and illustration. Not to say that the reveal of Javier Bardem as Captain Salazer wasn’t also a visual delight.
Teaser trailer 2
Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario and Golshiftel Farahani also star.
Eat Pray Love had to be watched because I wanted to know the story of a person who chooses to drastically change their life because what they have no longer makes them happy.
Said woman (Liz), played by Julia Roberts, decides to embark on a three part journey, travelling from Italy to India then Bali in a period of twelve months. As you can imagine, she meets many interesting people en route.
If you’ve ever been to Italy or dreamt about going, you’ll love the first part of this movie. You’ll like it because it’ll remind you of what makes travelling great and particularly, all the things to adore about Italy. Those curious about what it can mean to be on a ‘spiritual journey’ will get the most out of part two.
Filipe, (Javier Bardem) and pretty much everything that comes out of his mouth is a personal highlight of the final part of this movie. I particularly like his response to Liz when she says ‘I am so sick of people telling me I need a man.‘
Watch it if you’re curious about what he says and the adventure such as the one liz chooses.