mother!, 2017 – ★★★★★ (contains spoilers)

This review may contain spoilers.

‘mother!’ is one of those movies that gets better the more you think about it, the more time you have to process it and dwell in what it was all about. Which I did! I dwelled so long that I ended up forgetting when I watched it, so the date that I’m logging this for is just kind of a guess. Not that anyone cares about that except me. So I probably shouldn’t make too big a deal out of it.

But that’s the thing. I love movies that do this to me. That make me think and wonder and ask questions. Movies that leave me to do some work too. It’s not the only kind of movie I want to watch, but now and then it’s nice, especially when it’s one as good as this.

‘mother!’ tells the story (sort of) of the relationship between God and mother nature. Spoilers, it’s a pretty abusive relationship. In fact, the last 30 minutes or so is a violent assault on the viewers senses as well as a violent physical assault on mother herself.

It’s not a film for the faint of heart. It’s also not a film for people who like their movies to hold their hands, or who aren’t interested in doing some thinking and / or googling after the credits role. But if you fit the bill for those two things, you’d be in for an astounding experience with this film.

Vía Letterboxd – Todd Sullivan

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