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Mother! (2017)

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A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

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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 Nick Riganas

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Rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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15 September 2017 (USA)  »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

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AUD 697,113 (Australia) (17 September 2017)
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Trivia

'Jennifer Lawrence' helped come up with the idea of her character going barefoot throughout the film to emphasize her character's connection to the house. See more »

Goofs

The first time Mother calls 911 and hangs up after it was answered, the 911 dispatcher doesn't attempt to call back. In reality, 911 would immediately call back on a hang up call. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: [after waking up] Baby?
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Crazy Credits

The music in the first half of the end credits is followed by a long period with only quiet ambient noise. The near-silence is broken when Javier Bardem's character's calligraphy is inscribed in white ink next to (and sometimes over) the remaining credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Michael Knowles Show: Everything Is Worse on TV (2017) See more »

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The End of the World
Written by Sylvia Dee and Arthur Kent
Vocals by Patti Smith
Produced by Tony Shanahan
Patti Smith appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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Deserves an 8, but gave it a 10....
18 September 2017 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

... 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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