We know Jennifer Lawrence as a kooky actress who knows how to kick butt and fling arrows. But we’re going to see a new side to the actress in her new film mother!, a psychological horror film.
It is a much-anticipated film, but Kyle Munzenrieder from W magazine reports that the film was booed at the screening at the Venice Film Festival. He wrote, “Darren Aronofsky’s mother! was greeted by some boos during its premiere at the Venice Film Festival,” but adding that “boos in the audience were audibly battling it out with cheers as well.”
Booing at screenings during film festivals is a normal occurrence. When Okja premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, the crowd booed when the Netflix title card was screened.
Despite the boos, the film has quite the reviews from critics.
Check out some below:
If the only thing we wanted, or expected, a horror film to do was to get a rise out of you — to make your eyes widen and your jaw drop, to leave you in breathless chortling spasms of WTF disbelief — then Darren Aronofsky’s mother! would have to be reckoned some sort of masterpiece.
The Daily Beast
Jennifer Lawrence goes insane in the most WTF movie of the year.
The Hollywood Reporter
mother! [is] a very Rosemary’s Baby-like intimate horror tale that definitely grabs your attention and eventually soars well over the top to make the bold concluding statement.
An incendiary religious allegory, a haunted-house horror, a psychological head trip so extreme it should carry a health warning and an apologia for crimes of the creative ego past and not yet committed.
mother! is a spectacular attack of a movie.
mother! is a mad fantasia of fire and water and insanity, a spinning, flaming plume that is not here to make you like it, though it wouldn’t mind if you decided to just bow down in worship.
Darren Aronofsky’s toweringly outrageous film leaves no gob unsmacked. It is an event-movie detonation, a phantasmagorical horror and black-comic nightmare that jams the narcosis needle right into your abdomen. mother! escalates the anxiety and ups the ante of dismay with every scene, every act, every trimester, taking us in short order from WTF to WTAF to SWTAF and beyond.
mother! will premiere on October 13, which by the way, is Friday the 13th.
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