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Mother! (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Mother!
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama, horror, mystery
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris
About: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

My Review:
Having been desperate to see this in the cinema however never was able to I saw the DVD in a shop and couldn't resist buying this and coming straight home to put it on. Having actors I knew I liked in it as well I was looking forward to seeing how this compared to how the trailer had showed the movie.

Mother! is about a couple who live in a house in which Jennifer Lawrence built on the place her boyfriend lost his family before, however when visitors start to arrive everything changes and everything that they thought they knew was no longer. Testing the love for the couple as well as challenging their love for human nature.

This film has a great suspense feeling all the way through the film from the very beginning with it seeming at first that Jennifer Lawrence's character is out of place and doesn't quite belong in her house which she is building up. As you see her see light when touching a wall at the beginning of the movie it leaves you wondering what she is seeing and why she is seeing that at all. Not only this but with her seeing darkness repeatedly and drinking some kind of medicine for it you start to really question what she is seeing and if we are truly able to trust this character, which keeps you constantly guessing what is going on. As the film grows you are able to see how things escalate to full on chaos within the household with people who love her boyfriend and his work as a poet and how he shows his love for his adoring fans as well as to her. As you see people with the plague and riots and more happening really quickly through the space of moments it is like time is speeding up and you are seeing humanity for what it is; grounded, war, disease and savage! You do however see some light when you see that their are people who are willing to help Jennifer Lawrence and her boyfriend. With seeing her finally give up hope because of what has happened and it pushing her to her very limit you understand why the house is shown to be lighting up at the end of the movie like at the beginning as she was his inspiration for writing and he couldn't live without her so starts the same loop again never letting her go.

I did find Mother! really confusing when I watched it and it took me a while of thinking to try and get some sort of explanation of what this film was about and what I was seeing. This film is powerful however and did leave me feeling cold inside, which is my preferred type of horror movie over jump scares etc. I did love this film however and feel on the second or third time I will take more from this movie than I did the first time as I feel you can intemperate the movie in various ways.

I would recommend this film to those who like psychological films and want a horror movie in which you have to think about and want more suspense from as it will leave you asking questions when the film is finished. Personally

My Rating: 5/5

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpICoc65uh0

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