A number of people have asked me what I think of Darren Aronofsky’s latest film. A few of them have asked me what I think it means.
For me, Mother! is built around layers of meaning, some of which resonate more holistically for me than others, but all of which are defensible and even persuasive interpretations.
Now that I’ve seen the film (my first trip to the movies since foot surgery a month ago, which merits my own enthusiastic punctuation!), I let myself read an article published last week in the New York Times revealing the interpretations expressed by Aronofsky and stars of the film Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.