mother!

September 16, 2017 6:29pm CST
I knew nothing about this film when we went to see it, apart from what I'd seen in the trailers. If you haven't seen it, and you want to see it, and you don't want to know what it's about, then please - in the nicest possible way - go away. I don't want to spoil it for you. However, if you're not fussed, you've already been to see it, or you've read the reviews and synopses which are fluttering around on the world wide web, then please, stay. So, I knew nothing about the film. I had it pegged down as a psychological thriller. It isn't. Or it is, but not in the truest sense. It's not scary, or terrifying. It is beautiful and sad and may make you terrified of being human. There's a man - Him, I, The Poet - a creative man whose juices are far from flowing. There's a woman, his wife - the mother! of the title. There are just the two of them in this gorgeous old house, but a knock on the door brings a guest, a man. And from man came woman, and woman was tempted. Sex. Bickering sons. Murder. Wickedness. Envy. Idolatry. War. Hate. Famine. Pain. Discrimination. Sickness. Forgiveness. Love. Worship. Natural disasters. Rioting. Betrayal. It's all covered, however briefly, with the entire story taking place in the house. The beautiful old house has been spoilt, with other people coming in uninvited and adapting it to suit their own needs, polluting it and causing it to be damaged. It is beautiful no longer. And finally mother! has had enough and in her anger the house burns. All life ceases to exist. Leaving The Poet to begin again with another mother! I think it is stunning, but I know my personal view is not reflected by the masses. It's an allegory not only of the Bible {the Garden of Eden, Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, the Great Flood, and Jesus' birth and death, are just a few of the many Biblical references} but of the horrifying damage being committed by humanity which can surely only result in the earth's death. Mother Nature's death. POOF!!! The man - Him, I, The Poet - is partly to blame. But he will try again. And maybe - just maybe - he'll get it right next time.
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7 responses
@Courtlynn (55167)
• United States
16 Sep 17
Not my type of movie..
5 people like this
17 Sep 17
No, definitely not everybody's cup of tea!
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@xFiacre (5229)
• Ireland
17 Sep 17
@poppylicious I'm hooked.
4 people like this
17 Sep 17
I may have made it sound better than it is.
@YrNemo (14717)
17 Sep 17
wow, sounds passionate, violent etc. It must have affected you greatly. Read the above, and I thought I was in a violent storm, a wicked hurricane where everything got blown apart! (I am taking cover!)
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17 Sep 17
There's about thirty minutes of the film where everything seems to happen as mother! is in labour. Then everything is calm again. And then all hell breaks loose.
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• Preston, England
17 Sep 17
sounds very strange so I'll probably love it
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17 Sep 17
I imagine you'd pick out all the Biblical references straight away.
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• Preston, England
18 Sep 17
@Poppylicious very possibly - I loved Black Swan which had the same director
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18 Sep 17
@arthurchappell I haven't seen Black Swan. I started watching it once and fell asleep before it was a third of the way through.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
17 Sep 17
I am not sure I am going to watch this movie, but it is interesting. This happens many time in real life.
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17 Sep 17
I don't think it would be your cup of tea, but I may be wrong.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
17 Sep 17
@Poppylicious This is what I thought too, but the plot is interesting.
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@JustBhem (42951)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Sep 17
One friend said that it's very disturbing and it has a bad review. So, I don't think I will watch it. I'll probably check the trailer first. Thanks.
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17 Sep 17
When you know what it's truly about it isn't that disturbing at all. It was a certificate 18 here in the UK, but I've been more disturbed by films which are certified as being okay for 12 year olds! I try not to read reviews as I prefer to make up my own mind. :)
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@JustBhem (42951)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Sep 17
@Poppylicious Sometimes I followed reviews if the majority says it is not a good movie. I won't dare watching it. Sometimes if curiosity uplifts my spirit, I will watch it.
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@crossbones27 (21216)
• Redlands, California
17 Sep 17
I had to stop, you said, I did not see it, but Title did not have Spiderman or Batman in it. So probably would have not seen it. Just kidding should see it because we all know there is only one super hero and that is Mother.
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