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Mother Takes Mind Twisting Storytelling to a New Level

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Mother follows the story of a strange couple whose relationship undergoes trials when a series of uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their peaceful existence and turning it into a war zone.

Written by Darren Aronofsky, Mother is a beautifully shot movie, with amazing performances from Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and other noteworthy actors.

The entire movie takes place in the couple’s house without ever revealing any character’s name.

Essentially, the movie tries to use the lives of its mysterious couple to replicate the relationship between God, Man, and Mother Nature. Where despite the many sins of man, God (Who happens to be Mother Nature’s husband), cannot help but forgive his fans. And this leads to the inevitable cycle that destroys the world.

The Mysterious Couple in Mother

The movie tries to achieve this goal, by using certain Biblical and historic metaphors (some of which are offensive) to recreate this toxic relationship. But without context, most viewers will get lost in the layers upon layers of madness that drives the film to its inevitable conclusion.

However, what makes this movie even more confusing, is the fact it has more than one interpretation. From an environmental point of view to a religious perspective, Mother has no shortage of ways to mess with the viewer’s mind.

VERDICT

Summary

While Mother will offend some viewers, it accomplishes its goal by getting audiences to reflect on how we treat ourselves and the planet.

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Pros

  • Rich Story With Multiple Interpretations
  • Great Acting

Cons

  • Non-linear Storyline

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