Darren Aronofsky on 'mother!' - 'We want to shake audiences'

Leading up to the film's release, little has been known regarding the plot other than it being a psychological horror film of sorts hailing from the Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan director. And ultimately, this film is like one big exclamation point, or rather, like a series of them, each one bigger than the last. While he is trying to overcome a serious bout of writer's block, she is busy restoring his family home. In five days I wrote the first version of the script. News, actress Jennifer Lawrence had a very honest answer: "Imagine that the older I get the less I want, what begins to worry me ..." I contacted several friends who have worked with it and all have told me that I was going to love it... The movie has been shrouded in secrecy since its inception, and was kept entirely under wraps until it was unveiled on the fall film festival circuit at Venice and the Toronto International Film Festival.

The horror film, which stars America's sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, cost $33 million to make and is projected to gross only $9 million at the USA box office its opening weekend. Javier Bardem's character is listed only as "Him".

'She was laughing at me so hard [and said, ] "You don't know who the Kardashians are?"' the actor said.

"When I was 21 or 22 I was like, 'I can't wait to be a mother, '" Lawrence continued. "It's very much a film that we want to shake audiences", Aronofsky told Reuters.

She replied, "The best thing is that I get to make movies and I get to do the only thing I am good at, and the worst thing is cellphones, because they all have cameras in them".

On a related note: I'm curious - how many times have you folks seen IT? While some Christians may be offended by this movie, I think it is worth seeing because it is thought provoking and I can't stop thinking about it. I don't want this in my home.

Their seemingly idyllic existence starts falling apart when unexpected guests - starting with Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer - arrive at their doorstep. You kind of know it's coming by then, but the first really jarring violent scene includes people getting shot at close range.

  • Salvatore Jensen