When people first saw the trailer for ‘mother!’ it asked more questions than it answered, and that is a good thing.
The official synopsis doesn’t give much help either. It reads
“A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.”
The couple is obviously the film’s leads, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. Anything after that is pure confusion. Lawrence’s character Mother is obviously disturbed, and Bardem’s character seems to know more than what he lets on, or does he. Is the film a thriller, a horror, a drama, or something else?
That’s perhaps the best thing about ‘mother!’ is that there is no right answer. In the above interview Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris discuss how people will take different things from the film and more importantly talk about it afterward, Jennifer Lawrence tells us why being able to watch an original film that starts a conversation is such a gift for both actor and audience, and Director Darren Aronofsky talks about how he bends genre.
‘mother!’ releases September 15, 2017.