mother! is the kind of movie that someone’s probably going to end up getting fired for approving.
mother! is the kind of movie that represents someone getting studio money and lighting it afire, as any director worth a damn should.
mother! is a movie that will actually manage to change the image of Jennifer Lawrence, a star so big that she won an Oscar before most of us graduated college.
mother! is a movie that no commercial or trailer has come close to selling, a movie that’s better if you don’t know a damn thing about it going in.
mother! is a movie that will have 20 people in the theater and only 2 of them will end up walking out liking it.
mother! is a movie that has already spurred pretty much the starkest divide between the people who love it and people who hate it since Boyhood, with even less middle ground.
mother! is a movie that everyone will walk out totally 100% assured that they know what it’s about. They will disagree with everyone around them.
mother! may be a gritty reboot of the Giving Tree. That also may be the least insane interpretation of this film.
mother! is a movie that is made with supreme confidence, chilling thought, and immense skill.
mother! is a movie that had my jaw on the floor for the entire last half hour. That is when I wasn’t cackling in disbelief.
mother! is the best thing I’ve seen all year and I don’t think I can recommend it to any one without a million caveats up front.
I’ll have a full review Monday, but for now, let this basically be something that sells you on the film and absolves me of responsibility for your reaction.