Oh yeah – this one is a beauty! Don’t be put of by the R18 rating. But if the ritual cannibalism doesn’t scare the crap out of you then the shitty house guests might. [I’ve had them so I completely empathize with ‘Mother’]. The critics are pretty much evenly split on this psychological horror. I’m in the ‘I’m love’n it’ camp. It’s really good. Jennifer Lawrence is clearly the stand out but Javier Bardem is smokin hot as the poet. The pair of them work so well together in their ‘dance of death’. At times surreal, the story is wholesome American Gothic goodness and the character development excellent. My film partner had her eyes closed and even ears blocked at times but that’s possibly an over-reaction. You be the judge. Perhaps keep scaredy-cats away from it, for sure. But for Christ’s sake – keep your mother away from it. She’s not gonna like this one. And you don’t want to end up estranged and cut out of the will. But do make the effort. It’s worth it. Highly recommended. I need more films like this.
Film Review: Mother! With: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer.