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
After mother walks in on man and woman having sex, the next scene shows mother confronting them again in the same room and woman answers the door, her bra appears to have a leaf motif to it. This is a clear reference to when Adam and Eve covered up their nudity with leaves after eating the forbidden fruit. See more »
After one of the sons is murdered, the Mother fails to call 911. All she does is clean up the crime scene and dispose of the evidence, making her complicit in the crime, something her character does not demonstrate in any other sense throughout the movie. Although the household is descending into bedlam, and her lack of control became increasingly uncomfortable for the viewer, the fact she did not protest the murder felt ill placed within the broader context of the film. See more »
I'm one of those people who reads the reviews but never reviews myself. But in this instance I really had to comment. Wasted too much time watching this dire movie. I was intrigued as to where it was going, which is why I persevered - a road to nowhere! I can't believe the rating is over 6! Pretentious! The characters were extremely irritating, especially the character of Mother. I'm quite an intelligent person, but I really don't know what Mr Aronofsky was trying to say. I think he was having an imaginary conversation with himself! Don't believe the hype.
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