mother! - Spoiler Free/Spoiler Review

Here's my mother! review. I jump into mother! non-spoilers before the break then jump into mother! Spoilers right after the credits.

No matter what Aronofsky touches, it is a polarizing experience. mother! is no exception. And here’s my best advice – go in as clean as you can. I’m going to talk broadly about it before the credits, but if you have any interest, stop now and I’ll be here when you get back.

mother! follows the suitably named “Mother” played by Jennifer Lawrence as she works on restoring the house of her lover, Him, played by the amazing Javier Bardem. I guess the best way to sum this up is IMDB’s misleading but apt description:

“A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.”

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Justin D. Herd

Justin D. Herd is a purveyor of the weird and strange. He occasionally squawks at friends and family, but does so only under the cover of night. Okay, that's not true. He squawks in full daylight. Drinking games have been built around his peculiarities, but the truth of it is this: he is a loving husband, with two wonderful dem--children. One growls at things he likes, including pretty women. The other has started to learn hand-eye coordination. Neither had made it to the tender age of three. From there, things will only get more interesting. He spends most of his writing time either at a coffee shop or sitting at one of his many desks around his house. Any other place makes it nearly impossible for him to write. He uses horror movies and rock music to help get the juices flowing. His favorite authors are Jeremy Robert Johnson, Alan Campbell, Terry Pratchett, Justin Cronin, and Patrick Rothfuss. He consumes most of his books through audiobooks, but still loves his personal library and getting lost in the printed word.