Review |  Mom!  – Terror Terror with Jennifer Lawrence debuts on Netflix

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Do you know when you’re having a nightmare and can’t wake up? Terror and despair start to take over your body and you don’t know how to react, that is, whether to cry or scream or not move. This is the harrowing scenario set up by Darren Aronofsky (Noah) to involve us in the religious allegory of Mom!, in which each character without a proper name symbolically represents the birth of Christianity.

Different from Noah (2014), the filmmaker’s latest work, this is not a biblical film, but full of references to the holy book. At the beginning, a couple, formed by Jennifer Lawrence e Javier Bardem, lives isolated in a huge house. While she is responsible for restoring the entire structure of the palace, he spends his days looking for inspiration to write yet another story. Until one night, a stranger (Ed Harris) knocks on the door, introduces himself as a doctor and says he has mistaken the big house for an inn.

Confused and upset by the situation of having a stranger under your roof, Jennifer Lawrence keep a polite tone when dealing with your discomfort even when the outsider’s wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) emerges and imposes itself as the owner of the space.

Gradually, we feel the discomfort of Jennifer Lawrence with the presence of unwanted guests. The actress delivers a brilliant performance with measured tones from the demure character to dramatic renditions when everything starts to fall apart. The camera walks very closely across your face and body, leading us throughout the entire projection. So, little by little, the house becomes a space of agony.

Unlike the delusions of Requiem for a Dream (2000) e Black Swan (2010), Mother! clings to the literal sense, but along the lines of surrealism. That’s because the events are totally unexpected and outside the dimension accepted as social. Even living with the growing chaos, Jennifer Lawrence she tries to keep her home intact, while her husband is immersed in vanity and seeks to receive the love of strangers. The idea of ​​being adored by the foreign couple strengthens him, like food for the body.

Lawrence delivers all his talent that has earned him three Oscar nominations and perhaps one more for next year.

Already Javier Bardem brilliantly plays its role of seducer and dominator. He is the power over all things and especially his wife. The benevolence of his actions during the film causes us the most distress, his greatest need is to be loved above all things. You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? His presence, however, is not as striking as that of Michelle Pfeiffer, even in secondary role.

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Mom! it’s not a horror movie, there are no scare scenes, however, it’s terrifying how the camera goes Jennifer Lawrence on all sides, detailing each character’s traversal process from confusion, infatuation, horror, grief, fear to redemption.

It is a work that is questioning at all times, all the details mean and it is good to pay attention to what is happening, especially in the house, one of the greatest elements of this macabre fable. As confusing and difficult to buy the main idea as the film involves us in a proportion of absurdities, Aronofsky presents the audience with a simple explanation, which turns this feature into a fantastic work. Mom! is an artistic, figurative and provocative film, therefore, it is to be digested slowly and with a lot of interpretation. If you like challenges, have fun!

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Jacob Taylor

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