Amidst a wild flat meadow encircled by an Edenic lush forest, a couple has cocooned itself in a secluded grand mansion that was not so long ago burned to the ground, devotedly restored by the supportive wife. Within this safe environment, the once famous middle-aged poet husband is desirous of creating his magnum opus, however, he seems unable to break out of the persistent creative rut that haunts him. And then, unexpectedly, a knock at the door and the sudden arrival of a cryptic late-night visitor and his intrusive wife will stimulate the writer's stagnant imagination, and much to the perplexed wife's surprise, the more chaos he lets in their haven, the better for his punctured male ego. In the end, will this incremental mess blemish irreparably the couple's inviolable sanctuary? Written by
... to balance out all the users who don't seem to look beyond trailers when they go to see a movie. I mean, did these people even read anything about this motion picture before seeing it? It's by Aronofsky, the guy who made Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan... I mean, were people expecting Ouija? Mother! isn't perfect, but it's damn interesting, funny, disturbing and entertaining. It's audaciously resistant to current Hollywood conventions, and it's oozing with themes, metaphors, allusions, and symbols. The performances are great, the camera-work incredible, and the whole experience a carnival of filmmaking verve. It doesn't carry any kind of real dramatic weight, but it leaves one with lots to think about. If you're really a movie fan, ignore the naysayers and check it out.
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