So ever since I saw the first preview for Mother, I knew I had to see it. It was a huge bonus that JLaw was the star. Well it came out today and I went. It was so dope!! Of course, it was weird AF too, because Darren Aronofsky. There is a thin line between super weird and so weird, you’re doing the most. This movie walked the line.
Now that I’m sitting here typing out my thoughts, I don’t think any character had a name! Like, I don’t remember anybody being called by one. They would just start talking to one another. Anywho, Javier’s character is a poet who is struggling to write his next piece. J Law is his meek and mild wife who has spent all of her time rebuilding Javier’s house (now their house) after it previously burned down in a fire.
There is this weird glowing crystal that Javier has on display in his office. We already know something is up with him/them because of it. J Law is somehow connected to the house and can feel it’s life force when she touches a wall. She herself has some type of sickness and treats her symptoms with this glittery powder she mixes with water. So the first time I saw her take that, I’m like so, what is that? Is she a ghost? Not so much a moaning myrtle type ghost, but Casper when he got to be a boy again for the night. And if so, does she know she is? That’s when I started getting suspicious of the husband.
Next, some random man comes and stays and he’s being all weird, the husband opens the house to him and J Law is like, ummmmmm….but goes along with it. Later that night, he is coughing up his lungs in the bathroom and he also has a massive gash on his side towards the back. They never bring that up again in the movie. So why make sure we notice it in the first place if we were never going to get an explanation? The next day rolls around and his wife shows up. Eventually it’s a damn family reunion, because now the sons show up and chaos ensues! No one is listening to her and some shit goes down, and now I’m looking at the husband like, “really”? Then the movie just gets crazier and crazier from there.
I liked this movie because I couldn’t figure out what was going on for the longest. You know how you’re watching a movie, and then you start to predict what’s going to happen next based on what’s happened so far? Well i tried doing that for the first hour and a half was was wrong each time. It wasn’t until about the last 30 mins or so where I was like, “oohhhhh, okkkkkk”. Even then, I was a tiny bit surprised by the ending, I have so many questions. I would type them into this post, but I don’t want to spoil the movie anymore than I have, if i’ve spoiled it at all. Also, there is this once scene that is completely INSANE, so beware. You will know it when you see it.
Yes, this movie is super weird, but I think it’s worth seeing. I think people are either going to hate it, or love it. There is no in between. See for yourselves.
Kylie’s Rating: 4/5