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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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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
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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

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the protestors who barge into the house can be heard chanting "so-so-so-solidarité" (French for solidarity). This is a common chant at left-wing rallies in Quebec, where the movie was filmed. Film extras are usually drawn from the nearby population, so they were probably Québécois. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: [after waking up] Baby?
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: The H in Him (Javier Bardem) is the sole capital letter in any of the film's credits. 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
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If there is a movie theater in hell, this is playing there
21 September 2017 | by johnellsworthSee all my reviews

I have been going to the movies for 45 years. This is, hands down, the worst movie I have ever seen. I mean, I hated this movie. Plan 9 From Outer Space and The Room were at least entertaining. This is like being locked in a cell with a stoned college student who can't shut up and thinks that every opinion they have, is the final word on a subject for 2 hours. Jennifer Lawrence should stick to roles that require her to paint herself blue or shoot arrows. Darren Aronofsky wants to be Luis Buñuel but he's closer to Uwe Boll. He cites The Exterminating Angel as the inspiration for Mother! I agree, in the sense that I did feel like one of the dinner guests who can't leave in Buñuel's classic during the course of watching Mother after paying 13 bucks to see this pretentious, heavy handed waste of time. Do yourself a favor, don't go see this movie, you won't get the 2 hours of your life back if you do. When it shows up on The Movie Channel playing at 3 in the morning in a couple of months, don't even set your DVR to record it. There are infomercials about gardening tools on at the same time, that are much more entertaining to watch that this.


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