Jennifer Lawrence’s most up-to-date film, the Darren Aronofsky dismay film mom!, debuted on the Venice Film Competition on Monday and left critics reaching for their WTFs.
“mom! Overview: Jennifer Lawrence Goes Insane in the Most WTF Movie of the twelve months,” reads the headline on Marlow Stern’s analysis for The Day-to-day Beast.
“If the very best most likely thing we wished, or expected, a dismay film to lift out became to rep a upward thrust out of you — to form your eyes widen and your jaw tumble, to hunch away you in breathless chortling spasms of WTF disbelief — then Darren Aronofsky’s mom! would should be reckoned some manufacture of masterpiece,” writes Owen Gleiberman for Selection.
Starring Lawrence because the title character, and that contains a supporting forged that contains Javier Bardem (who plays a character named “Him” in the film), Ed Harris (Man), Michelle Pfeiffer (Girl), and Domhnall Gleeson, mom! specializes in a couple whose lives are interrupted by a series of uninvited guests. Aronofsky’s film, which he furthermore wrote, is being hailed as a non secular allegory, a psychological thriller, and considerable, considerable more.
mom! next shows on the Toronto Global Film Competition ahead of arriving in theaters on Sept. 15. Read on for more breathless reports.
Marlow Stern, The Day-to-day Beast
“In mom!, the most up-to-date film from director Darren Aronofsky, [the exclamation point] comes laced with same portent, and because the title credit ranking roll, separates from its field ahead of each and every vanish into the ether. Are you unnerved but? Successfully, how about an augury of death to prime things off: the image of its wide name, Jennifer Lawrence, burning in flames. The message is determined: that is a film designed to f— with you. And f— with you it does.”
Owen Gleiberman, Selection
“mom! is a nightmare completed as a hallucination completed as a theater-of-the-absurd video game that seems to drop, diploma by diploma, to more and more impolite depths of depraved depth. That you just must perchance perchance disclose that Aronofsky is drawing on The Gleaming (the remoted surroundings and Bardem’s stony resentment) and furthermore on Rosemary’s Child, the very best most likely of all paranoid dismay movies. In that case, on the other hand, he heads steady for that film’s in-your-face, celebration-with-the-devil final scene (‘Hail Devil!’), which director Roman Polanski took a total two-hour film to work up to. That film became a depraved-dream imaginative and prescient of being pregnant via which Rosemary paid the sign for her belief and naïveté. But what, exactly, is the sin Lawrence is paying for?”
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
“Author-director Darren Aronofsky needs to personal his industrial cake and chomp down on some vexing private complications, too, in mom!, a extremely Rosemary’s Child-be pleased intimate dismay yarn that unquestionably grabs your consideration and at final soars effectively over the prime to form the dauntless concluding assertion that, for some creators, art is more crucial than existence. How the film’s compelling wide name Jennifer Lawrence could perchance perchance presumably feel about this sentiment is one more topic, nonetheless that is a yarn that, be pleased every series of fanciful style outings, each and every pulls you in with its attractive central dramatic location and pushes you out with some mightily a ways-fetched space contrivances.”
Ben Croll, Indiewire
“Come for the home that bleeds; preserve for the reflections on parenthood and the disaster of residing with popularity.”
Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
“An incendiary non secular allegory, a worried-apartment dismay, a psychological head outing so impolite it could perchance perchance perchance presumably still lift a effectively being warning and an apologia for crimes of the ingenious ego past and not but dedicated, it’s not correct Aronofsky’s most bombastic, ludicrous and fabulous film, spiked with a more or much less reckless, hunch-for-broke, hunch away-it-all-up-there-on-the-display shroud abandon, it’s simply thought to be one of essentially the most movies ever. Seldom has a title ever earned its exclamation level in extra emphatic vogue. In reality, it deserves a few more, so right here they are: !!!!!!!!!”