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

Director:

Darren Aronofsky
Popularity
985 ( 171)
9 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Lawrence ... Mother
Javier Bardem ... Him
Ed Harris ... Man
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Woman
Brian Gleeson ... Younger Brother
Domhnall Gleeson ... Oldest Son
Jovan Adepo ... Cupbearer
Amanda Chiu ... Damsel
Patricia Summersett ... Consoler
Eric Davis ... Bumbler
Raphael Grosz-Harvey ... Philanderer
Emily Hampshire ... Fool
Abraham Aronofsky ... Wanderer
Luis Oliva ... Idler
Stephanie Ng Wan ... Whisperer

Jennifer Lawrence Through the Years

Take a look back at Jennifer Lawrence's career on and off the screen.

See more Jennifer

Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

seeing is believing

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Around the beginning of the move (near 13:00), the furnace, which appears to be an antique from the early 1900's, turns on and lights up mysteriously on its own (such a furnace would be manually lit), but makes the sound of a natural gas furnace. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: [after waking up] Baby?
See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits are all-lowercase except for the capital letter in Javier Bardem's character's name. See more »

Connections

Featured in Honest Trailers: Mother! (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

The End of the World
Written by Sylvia Dee and Arthur Kent
Vocals by Patti Smith
Produced by Tony Shanahan
Patti Smith appears courtesy of Columbia Records
See more »

User Reviews

 
Easily the most intense move I've ever seen
13 September 2017 | by rachelfaceSee all my reviews

Holy. Crap. I am shaken - mentally, and even physically. This is my first IMDb review, in part because I can't believe the negative reviews. Anxious (good word to describe my current state) to check back once it's widely released. The first half of the movie, I believe, is intended to get you riled. By the second half, if you're like me, you're trying to figure it out - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?! - and when you get it, you won't stop thinking about it. What a masterpiece. Here, take all my money - I'll definitely go back... once I've calmed down!


211 of 379 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2,205 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mother! See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,534,673, 17 September 2017

Gross USA:

$17,800,004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,516,999
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed