Prior to seeing mother! my own mother told that her primary goal with Darren Aronofsky’s 2017 film was to see what he was all about. Apparently she never really got him. In the other hand I have been following him very closely ever since I saw Requiem for a Dream (2000). That said, it has been surprisingly fascinating (and confusing) to observe his latest output. Similarly to my mother I also found myself bewildered. So fortunately we got to sit down and talk about it and finally put the topic to rest.

Timeline

  • [01:15] – Overview of previous Darren Aronofsky films
  • [11:15] – Religious themes
  • [20:15] – Jennifer Lawrence
  • [25:45] – Environmentalism and melodrama
  • [38:45] – Conclusions
  • [43:35] – Something light at the end

Movies We Mention