mother! is a film that will challenge you, anger you, and cause you to truly question what you’re watching.
It is a film that only grows deeper, and further in your mind once you have seen it. A film that you learn more about in hindsight, than in the moment. Few films are as unrelenting, that act without compromise.
There are moments of rare beauty, and heartbreak. The performances from Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem are like imprints of the soul, unbound and unrestricted. Few could give as much of themselves as they do.
It is a film that has stayed in the recesses of my mind since I first saw it, like a dream. And while it is unlikely that I’ll watch mother! again anytime soon, I’ve learned more by being challenged and shaken by a film, than appeased.