Amidst a wild flat meadow encircled by an Edenic lush forest, a couple have cocooned themselves in a secluded mansion that was not so long ago burned to the ground, devotedly restored by the supportive wife. Within this safe environment, the once famous middle-aged poet husband is desirous of creating his magnum opus; however, he seems unable to break out of the persistent creative rut that haunts him. Then, unexpectedly, a knock at the door, the sudden arrival of a cryptic late-night visitor and his intrusive wife will stimulate the writer's stagnant imagination. Little by little, much to the perplexed wife's surprise, the more chaos he lets in their haven, the better for his punctured male ego. In the end, will this incremental mess blemish, irreparably, the couple's inviolable sanctuary? Written by Nick Riganas (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
Having been blown away by the first few films of Darren Aronofsky I patiently waited for his next feature, that being MOTHER!. I didn’t necessarily know what to expect, but I had heard some things, which forced me to be ready for anything. Upon watching much like his other film Requiem of a Dream I was lulled into a sense of comfortability and then all hell broke loose. In MOTHER! though much of the visual and storytelling came from symbols that the writer/director used in an allegoric fashion to tell this expansive story. Several viewings seem to be the norm to grasp the real story being told so be patient and keep your eyes open. If all else fails go to YouTube and watch a video on MOTHER! explained. So for MOTHER! I give it 4 stars of 5.