I had no fucking clue that Mother! existed until yesterday. Then I saw tweet about it and, after some limited research, decided I needed to see it – even if it meant driving two hours to the nearest theater that was still showing it.
I felt like time stretched out while I was watching. Normally, when a movie feels like it’s running longer than it actually is, it’s a sign that the movie is a maggot infested turd. But in this case, it was because of the ambitious scope of the project. So many themes are contained in the two hour running time… In fact, I believe every theme ever conceived by our puny ape brains is touched on here. Every emotion in our repertoire is evoked. Every film genre is present. It’s abstract, it’s surreal – it’s art. And to call it a masterpiece would be a fair description, I feel.
It’s fucking amazing.