Seeing is believing.
Director Darren Aronofsky describes his mind-bogglingly strange film as ‘a pretty intense ride’. That’s something of an understatement. An eye-popping mix of marital drama, home-invasion thriller, surreal horror and bizarre state-of-the-world allegory, mother! will leave you reeling and confused.
Even so, it’s best not to learn too much in advance about what happens, save to know that the action revolves around Jennifer Lawrence’s young wife, devoted chatelaine of a grand and rambling mansion, and muse to her famous writer husband, played by Javier Bardem. Things turn strange when uninvited guests Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer turn up at the remote house, and they proceed to get ever stranger as the film goes on. Watch with an open mind – and cling on for the ride.
Certificate 18. Runtime 121 mins. Director Darren Aronofsky
Mother! is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from Paramount Home Entertainment.