mother! ★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

With incredible sound design, “Mother!” is an allegory for our known Universe.

The camera almost exclusively follows Jennifer Lawrence’s character who paces the house with suspense and dread at the surprise inhabitants of her domicile.

I didn’t pick up on the biblical references until Cain and Abel, and from there the movie really started picking up steam. The last act was an insane fury of characters and dread as the world descended into chaos.

While many say that the Mother is mother nature, I kept identifying her with Satan. She wanted God all to herself throughout the film, and was reluctantly accommodating to the guests. It made me realize how little the earth wants us here.

It’s surprising that a movie like this can get made today. It’s no wonder that it didn’t connect with modern audiences.

Well done, and weird in all the right ways.

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