mother!

A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Mother: Jennifer Lawrence
  • Him: Javier Bardem
  • Man: Ed Harris
  • Woman: Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Younger Brother: Brian Gleeson
  • Oldest Son: Domhnall Gleeson
  • Cupbearer: Jovan Adepo
  • Damsel: Amanda Chiu
  • Consoler: Patricia Summersett
  • Bumbler: Eric Davis
  • Philanderer: Raphael Grosz-Harvey
  • Fool: Emily Hampshire
  • Wanderer: Abraham Aronofsky
  • Idler: Luis Oliva
  • Whisperer: Stephanie Ng Wan
  • Adulterer: Chris Gartin
  • Zealot: Stephen McHattie
  • Defiler: Ambrosio De Luca
  • Pisser: Gregg Bello
  • Lingerer: Arthur Holden
  • Loiterer: Henry Kwok
  • Aesthete: Alex Bisping
  • Epicure: Koumba Ball
  • Drunkard: Robert Higden
  • Devotee: Elizabeth Neale
  • Herald: Kristen Wiig
  • Abettor: Scott Humphrey
  • Thief: Marcia Jean Kurtz
  • Plunderer: Anton Koval
  • Pilferer: Carolyn Fe
  • Neophyte: Anana Rydvald
  • Novitiate: Cristina Rosato
  • Initiate: Pierre Simpson
  • Supplicant: Mylene Savoie
  • Hewer: Gitz Crazyboy
  • Coppersmith: Shaun O’Hagan
  • Good Samaritan: Sabrina Campilii
  • Fornicator: Stanley B. Herman
  • Deputy: Mizinga Mwinga
  • Whoremonger: Genti Bejko
  • Slave Driver: Andreas Apergis
  • Executioner: Julianne Jain
  • Soldier: Julien Irwin Dupuy
  • Penitent: Bronwen Mantel
  • Healer: Amanda Warren
  • Devourer: Mason Franklin
  • Maiden: Laurence Leboeuf
  • Foremother: Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse
  • Fan (uncredited): Xiao Sun
  • Fan #3 (uncredited): Melissa Toussaint
  • Looter #1 (uncredited): Fred Nguyen Khan
  • Paparazzi #2 (uncredited): Danny MAlin
  • Protester #1 (uncredited): Adam Bernett
  • Protester #2 (uncredited): Bineyam Girma
  • Protester #3 (uncredited): Oliver Koomsatira
  • Underling (uncredited): Mercedes Leggett
  • Underling (uncredited): Alain Chanoine
  • Underling (uncredited): Kimberly Laferriere
  • Refugee (uncredited): Deena Aziz
  • Refugee (uncredited): Izabela Dąbrowska
  • Refugee (uncredited): Hamza Haq
  • Refugee (uncredited): Vitali Makarov
  • Refugee (uncredited): Daniela Sandiford
  • Rave Dancer (uncredited): Nathaly Thibault
  • Sex Slave (uncredited): Chloë Bellande
  • Underling (uncredited): Nobuya Shimamoto

Film Crew:

  • Production Design: Philip Messina
  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Director of Photography: Matthew Libatique
  • Writer: Darren Aronofsky
  • Costume Design: Danny Glicker
  • Supervising Art Director: Isabelle Guay
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Skip Lievsay
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Peter Chesney
  • Dialect Coach: Tim Monich
  • Producer: Ari Handel
  • Set Decoration: Larry Dias
  • Property Master: Robin L. Miller
  • Stunts: Jason Cavalier
  • Editor: Andrew Weisblum
  • Executive Producer: Jeff G. Waxman
  • Boom Operator: Norman Bernard
  • Sound Designer: Paula Fairfield
  • Sound Mixer: Simon Poudrette
  • Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Stand In: Sylvia Stewart
  • Executive Producer: Mark Heyman
  • Orchestrator: Jeff Atmajian
  • Title Designer: Kyle Cooper
  • Casting: Lindsay Graham
  • Sound Designer: Coll Anderson
  • Digital Intermediate: Tim Stipan
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Alexis Forte
  • Producer: Scott Franklin
  • Still Photographer: Niko Tavernise
  • Orchestrator: Daniel Wohl
  • Third Assistant Director: Martin Doepner
  • Stunt Coordinator: Marc Désourdy
  • Stunts: Holden Wong
  • First Assistant Director: Michael Lerman
  • Supervising Music Editor: Nancy Allen
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Craig Henighan
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Jill Purdy
  • Makeup Department Head: Judy Chin
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Chris Moseley
  • Property Master: Julie Robert
  • Stunts: Jason Gosbee
  • Transportation Coordinator: Daniel Matthews
  • Art Department Coordinator: Helene Lamarre
  • Visual Effects Producer: Colleen Bachman
  • Unit Publicist: Puelo Deir
  • Unit Manager: Daniel Ross
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Robert Mattigetz
  • Script Supervisor: Lorette Leblanc
  • First Assistant Editor: Daniel Triller
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Shari Hanson
  • Associate Producer: Jennifer Madeloff
  • Camera Operator: Yoann Malnati
  • Second Assistant Director: Sinan Saber
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Véronique Marchessault
  • Hair Designer: Félix Larivière
  • Digital Intermediate: Margaret Lewis
  • Lighting Technician: Frédéric Moreau
  • Scenic Artist: Stephen Craig
  • Executive Producer: Josh Stern
  • Casting Associate: Riva Cahn Thompson
  • Unit Production Manager: Jim Kontos
  • Set Designer: Guy Pigeon
  • Set Designer: Veronique Meunier
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Mario Dumont
  • Costume Supervisor: Erick Martinez
  • Makeup Artist: Catherine Lavoie
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Jean Courteau
  • Stunt Double: Renae Moneymaker
  • Rigging Grip: Shaun Nagorny
  • Visual Effects Producer: Ryan Cunningham
  • Key Makeup Artist: Gillian Chandler
  • Hairstylist: Frédèric Duguay
  • Third Assistant Director: Ariane Collman
  • Second Assistant Director: Joey Coughlin
  • Third Assistant Director: Shanna Roberts Salée
  • Scenic Artist: Marjorie Beauchamp
  • Scenic Artist: Chris Klein
  • Set Dresser: Michel R. Lambert
  • Assistant Art Director: Lauren Rockman
  • Boom Operator: Evan Gillman
  • Visual Effects Producer: Katherine Soares
  • Electrician: Jonathan Barbeau
  • Grip: Dustan Lewis McBain
  • Key Costumer: Sabrine Canuel
  • Key Costumer: Laurence Lacoste
  • Post Production Assistant: Brandon Gold
  • Driver: Paul DeBlois
  • Production Coordinator: Taylor Black
  • Stand In: Christophe Ducassy
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Dana Florescu
  • Production Coordinator: Mélanie Lebrun-Lacouvée
  • Set Designer: Radia Slaimi
  • Tailor: Marc Patrick Chevalier
  • Casting Assistant: Raylin Sabo
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Noyan Cosarer
  • Concept Artist: Ben Grangereau
  • VFX Artist: Manda Cheung
  • Key Grip: David Dinel
  • Stunt Coordinator: Jennifer Cytrynbaum
  • Electrician: Alec Comtois
  • Assistant Editor: Simon Bervet
  • Associate Producer: Dylan Golden

Movie Reviews:

  • jessetaylor: This film defies being rated on a scale of 1 through 5 – it’s truly almost impossible to do so. I want to rate this a 5 and I want to rate this a 3 at the same time. Both would be wrong though so I’ll just settle in the middle. Aronofsky has given us many brainsick films in the past, but this is on a whole other level. Remember the batshit crazy climax of _Requiem for a Dream_? Multiply that by 50 and you get the batshit crazy climax of mother! – and that is a *huge* understatement.

    I don’t really want to talk too much about the film’s plot or the finale as not much about the film is known to the public at this point. It’s absolutely worth it to go into this film as blind as possible or maximum effectiveness. All I’ll say is that the _Rosemary’s Baby_ influenced poster and marketing so far is a big curve ball – it has nothing to do with that film although Polanski horror elements are clearly an inspiration to Aronofsky here.

    I do want to praise three specific elements of this film that worked the best for me: (1) The sound design was absolutely magnificent. There is no score to this film – not quite sure what Jóhann Jóhansson did here – but the sound design is eerie as hell and supremely memorable. (2) The production design is next level. The house in this film is basically the co-lead (you’ll see what I mean when you watch it) and it evolves drastically over the course of the film (again, you’ll see what I mean when you watch it). Excellent art direction that I haven’t stopped thinking about all day. (3) The performance from Jennifer Lawrence is harrowing as she really gave herself to this film and to Aronofksy’s vision, but the performance that stuck with me is the one from Michelle Pfeiffer. She really embodied her character and even though she’s only in maybe the first 60% of the film, she left a deep impression on the rest of it as well. Her character is crucial to the film and she injected such mystery and gravity to the events that followed her exit.

    Will soon watch this again and hopefully have more meaningful thoughts. It’s hard to say too much right now when hardly anyone has seen the film yet, but believe me, there is a lot to be said about _mother!_

  • Gimly: _mother!_, a movie title with no upper case letters. Well _mother!_, I’m glad you saved those capitals because I have a question which is going to require a lot of them: “WHO THE FUCK WAS THIS FOR!?”

    _Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._

  • prestonthedm: I’ll start by saying, maybe I’m not the demographic this film was intended for.

    That said, I spent 95% of the movie with a confused expression on my face, and asking myself “what the hell is this?” I walked into the theater expecting something good–not necessarily great, but enjoyable. This movie was confusing, inexplicably violent, never got to the point or fleshed out a story/plot, and left me feeling very uncomfortable throughout the film’s entirety.

    I really DON’T recommend this movie. It seemed like a total waste of time. The plot was non-existent. Confusing. Disturbing at times, without any explanation, context or reason.

    I’d give it 1 star, only because the sets were really well done. Other than that not worth even one watch, I think.

  • r96sk: Nuts.

    ‘mother!’ is an enjoyable watch, even if I didn’t fully understand what was happening – I had a rough guess in my head throughout, but I was off given what I’ve read elsewhere online since. I’m fine with that though, I felt entertained which is all that truly matters.

    Jennifer Lawrence is great, as is Javier Bardem. Those two are very much the stars of the film, though you also have Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in noteworthy roles. Excellent casting for all four. The film, meanwhile, looks superb, from the effects to the cinematography.

    It’s quite unsettling and wild to watch it all unfold, in a positive way though. One of the weirdest watched no doubt, and I’ve seen ‘Rubber’ (2010)

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