Darren Aronofsky's mother! Looks Like a Terrifying Psychological Thriller

Jennifer Lawrence as a doll in the poster for mother! Image: Paramount
Jennifer Lawrence as a doll in the poster for mother! Image: Paramount
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Your parents always said “Never talk to strangers.” But maybe they should’ve also said, “Don’t let them sleep in your house.” That seems to be the start of something very bad in Darren Aronofsky’s new movie mother!

The film stars Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a married couple who one day decide to let a strange man into their house, played by Ed Harris. Then they let in a strange woman, too, played by Michelle Pfeiffer. And, in the first trailer for the film, those both look like really, really bad decisions.

We can’t tell if mother! dives into realistic horror or if it’s relegated to the mind of Lawrence’s character, but we’re intrigued to find out. Mostly because a film rarely gets a cast like this unless the material is strong and original.


mother! opens September 15 which, damn, is pretty close!

Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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Other than Hunger Games is there a Jennifer Lawrence movie where she is paired with a man within 15 years of her own age? My favorite variation of this is when she is also supposed to be middle aged. Blargh.