Andrea Thompson reviews “mother!” for Cultured Vultures


Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is basically the Batman v Superman of psychological horror. It takes itself way too seriously and seems unaware that what it thinks is a deeply profound message has not only been done before, but done better. Like BvS, its female characters are the best it has going for it, but while the heights Mother! aims for are admirable, not even the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Pfeiffer, or Kristen Wiig are enough to make this movie enjoyable, at least for the reasons it wants to be. Because once mother! really gets going in its completely bonkers second half, it is hilarious. Don’t try to make sense of it, just enjoy the ride.


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