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Mother! (2017)

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A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

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Damsel
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Amidst a wild flat meadow encircled by an Edenic lush forest, a couple has cocooned itself in a secluded grand 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. And then, unexpectedly, a knock at the door and the sudden arrival of a cryptic late-night visitor and his intrusive wife will stimulate the writer's stagnant imagination, and 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

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seeing is believing

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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15 September 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Day 6  »

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Box Office

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,534,673, 17 September 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,800,004, 26 October 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Michelle Pfeiffer admitted not understanding the script the first time she read it, describing it as "esoteric." However, the actress committed to the project after becoming excited by the character she would be playing. See more »

Goofs

The scene during Jennifer Lawrence 's character breastfeeding her baby, during one shot, she has a scar on her forehead. During the next shot, there is not a blemish on her face. See more »

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[first lines]
Mother: [after waking up] Baby?
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The End of the World
Written by Sylvia Dee and Arthur Kent
Vocals by Patti Smith
Produced by Tony Shanahan
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Absouletly Disastrous!!!
16 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

During my life I've seen bad movies, but defintely this one is on the top of my list. Actually, the script is so bad that one would think it was written by a 5 year old whose imagination got so wild that it did not make any sense at all anymore.

I am an open minded person and I really enjoy SF and horror movies, fruit of our imagination. In this case, the movie is terrible, the script went off the rails and mixed a lot of things that are not related to the action whatsoever.

The movie is so static in the first hour that you will not miss anything if you decide to leave, eat something or have a drink outside. After this, the distaster unfolds at full power: Mixed things/people/actions that keep on coming in the plot, adding nonsenses and viewer frustrations because of the spent money and lost time. Actually, my girlfriend and I wanted to leave but we were really hoping that maybe the end will make any sense.

To conclude: Very dissapointed that someone could have created such a crap! Very dissapointed that I was fulled by the trailer in the first place and because of a somehow good distribution (Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Norton and Michelle Pfeiffer).

Everybody in the cinema was laughing at the end and it was a sad laugh!

Avoid at all costs!


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