‘Visceral’ is one word I don’t use quite often in my daily vocabulary but that’s the only one applicable to succinctly describe ‘mother!’. No I don’t hate the movie that has been described by some critics as the worst movie of the century, but instead remain shaken by the parallels to reality it portrays. The anguish that Jennifer Lawrence portrays on being tortured by those around her that reek of everything that is wrong with the world, including selfishness, really hits you. I have felt like this once before and that’s the torturous opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan.
The worst part is that her character (that remains unnamed) continues to embody some semblance of hope till the bitter end. Watch it with an open mind and also to see Michelle Pfeiffer on the big screen again.