I watched 'Mother ! ' finally after lots of bad reviews and social media talk.
I loved the film. Yes it is a brutal, intense & disturbing phycological thriller about fantasising love - all allegory. Because all of these - the perfect wife, the pregnancy and the birth, the guests do not exist. And whatever happens in the house are all allegorical constracts in the Poet's head - war, the refugees crisis, poverty, extreme religion, cult of celebrity, etc.
The Poet likes attention and at the same time is being destroyed by fame.
The story is told from the Mother point of view but it's actually the Poet's life, his state of mind is in war and full of uneasy thoughts and dreamlike.
The poster featering Mother with an exclamation mark and Jennifer L's doll cracked face already tells the story it's going to be a fantasy. At the end of the movie you see the Poet has another doll faced beautiful girl waking up in bed and it is reapeating in his mind again.
The Poet is a narcissist, a lonely old man, who needs inspiration and for the birth of his inspiration he needs to imagine a young beautiful girl loving him unconditionally & giving her heart to him. Maybe the Poet is a failed lonely man longing for love? We understand throughout the film the Poet's writing is about the beauty of death, a dark art.
The giving birth and the death of the baby should be interprated as a birth of inspiration, and our creation is like a baby. And it could be sometimes loved or destroyed by critics.
I loved Arannofsky's films and I continue loving them.
The film's logline and poster is wrong, it is not even a horror film. It is not for mainstream audience, it is an art house fantasy/thriller of one's journey for inspiration for creation in the midst of this chaotic world. This is my metaphorical understanding of the film. Feel free to yours. #disturbed #mind #artofdepression #darkart #poet #poetry #creativemind #words #metaphor #allegory #different #interpretation #meaningofeverything #symbols #scenes #fantasy #reality #motherfilm @darrenaronofsky #fan #darrenaronofsky #film #movies #fimmaker #producer #director #actress #arthouse #