In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
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
The movie's marketing team came under a good amount of fire after they hired an artist to paint a mural of the film in Sydney, Australia. Apparently, the mural covered up a 20-year-old painting by a local artist depicting animals in a cityscape below the words "it's like a jungle sometimes." This line refers to a song by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.
Darren Aronofsky was embarrassed about the mural being painted over the historic piece of art and apologized on behalf of the ad agency, Apparition Media. A spokesperson for the agency said they were unaware of the iconic nature of the mural and regretted their "terrible mistake."
The agency has since contacted the mural's original artist and offered their help in restoring the artwork to its original form. See more »
The first time Mother calls 911 and hangs up after it was answered, the 911 dispatcher doesn't attempt to call back. In reality, 911 would immediately call back on a hang up call. See more »
I thought this was worth its salt even though it did tend towards cliché as it wore on. The disappointing aspect of this film is that Jennifer Lawrence somehow portrays an ego that is beyond the character. It's a kind of "you know that I know I'm only acting this and the real movie is me" that seems to have perpetuated in every film she had made since Silver linings Playbook, bar X-Men (when she was covered in paint and having to "live in" the previous "humble" shoes of Rebecca Romijn) and American Hustle (where she was greedy White Trash). She needs a director who can "humble her down", in the same way Eastwood did for Jolie in Changeling, so that her ego is less of a distraction for her acting.
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