The latest Jennifer Lawrence film is being condemned by a critic who sees it as a ‘grotesque and nauseating’ attack on Christians.
National Review film critic Kyle Smith slammed “mother!” in a review as “the vilest movie ever released by a major Hollywood studio,” warning it would be a “stain on the reputation” of Paramount Pictures.
He cautioned “pregnant women, those with nervous constitutions or heart conditions, and anyone who happens to be burdened with good taste” to avoid the film, which opens Friday, at all costs.
“A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence,” Paramount described in the video trailer for the thriller.
Lawrence’s boyfriend, Darren Aronofsky, directed the film which also stars Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer.
— mother! (@MotherMovie) September 14, 2017
Though most reviews have been positive, albeit slightly confused about what exactly the movie is about, some critics have noted the biblical metaphors in the film.
“Aronofsky has said Lawrence’s character is THE mother — as in Mother Earth — and that the film was born out of “frustration and rage” at the state of the environment. He’s couched it in biblical metaphors, easy enough to pick up if you know in advance that they’re there,” the New York Post reported, calling the film a “Rorschach test of a movie to interpret however you like.”
The film is a “biblical allegory, with intimations of “Rosemary’s Baby,” according to Rolling Stone. The Associated Press said “the Old Testament crashes into modern anxiety” in the movie that is an “allegory for, well, everything (the environment, marriage, art, spirituality, you name it!).”
— mother! (@MotherMovie) September 15, 2017
Lawrence explained in an interview that the film was Aronofsky’s “idea of what God’s relationship with Mother earth would be.”
‘Mother!’ isn’t what you think it is — Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem reveal the true takeaway of their new psychological thriller pic.twitter.com/uY1aBsyV4x
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 15, 2017
Smith blasted the film by Aronofsky, who gave us “Black Swan, and “Requiem for a Dream,” accusing it of “trampling” over one’s senses as it parodies “people’s most cherished and deeply held beliefs.”
He criticized the filmmaker as being “versed in the Bible, though not particularly well verse,” adding that “the Bible parallels emerge as sophomoric and sloppy.”
The final hour of the movie, according to Smith, is even more torturous and “what it must feel like to be a clump of broccoli in a Cuisinart.” He concluded that, while it may get praises from some, he found it to be nothing more than “a Biblically-infused version of torture porn.”
Not an account that will likely endear Lawrence to conservatives who are short on patience with Hollywood liberals. The actress came under fire recently for suggesting that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which ravaged Texas and Florida, were signs of “Mother Nature’s rage and wrath” at America because it elected Donald Trump.
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