'Mother!' an unpredictable, unsettling and satisfying work from Darren Aronofsky
Sep 19 2017 by Johnnie Parsons
Darren Aronofsky'sMother! is not a film that begs to be liked. Only one film - 2012's The Devil Inside - has managed to overcome an "F" rating. While he is trying to overcome a serious bout of writer's block, she is busy restoring his family home.
As for playing a mother and being a mom in the future, Jennifersaid, "I did my best with imagining and also just talking to my mom about some things".
After the Sony e-mail hack years ago, it was revealed that Lawrence was getting much less than her co-stars in "American Hustle" and since then, she has spoken openly against the genderpaygap.
Earlier this month Lawrence, who has been vocal about the issue of equal pay in Hollywood, was asked about her and Bardem's pay for Mother.
"Her [Lawrence's character] being so completely different to me ended up being really terrifying". He also used this technique on his hit films The Wrestler and Black Swan, though it does present more technical difficulties compared to shooting digitally.
The film centers on Jennifer Lawrence, a attractive, naive young woman newly married to an older writer (Javier Bardem) suffering from writer's block, and the two settle down into the writer's secluded home. "Now I'm like. (makes shocked face)".
At the beginning of the film, a couple (Lawrence and Bardem) are introduced.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly magazine, Darren said: "I think I knew it was going to be a lot of stuff". I'm now weighing a fourth go-round with the movie, and don't think I'd be bored in the slightest. The attractive actress is known to get into the skin of her character.
I have my own interpretation, but I think Aronofsky wants his viewers to find their own.
Their seemingly idyllic existence starts falling apart when unexpected guests - starting with Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer - arrive at their doorstep. If you go into it knowing that, then it's possible to glean a bit of coherence from the otherwise absolutely scattershot and bonkers film.