FILM TITLE: MOTHER!
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 H L V
DISTRIBUTOR: UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
DIRECTOR:
MAIN CAST:
LANGUAGE: MODERATE TO STRONG, FAIRLY FREQUENT
NUDITY: LOW TO MILD IMPACT, INFREQUENT, NON-SEXUAL
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: STRONG, FREQUENT. PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THIS DRAMA AND PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER WITH ELEMENTS OF HORROR AND A TONE OF SUSPENSE EXPLORES THE OVERARCHING THEME OF THE CYCLE OF LIFE AS TOLD FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE MOTHER. THE CAMERA REMAINS ON THE MOTHER THROUGHOUT THE FILM, THIS EMPHASIZES HER PERSPECTIVE OF EVERYTHING. THE IMPACT IS AGGRAVATED BY THE CAMERA MOVEMENT AND LACK OF USIC WHICH EMPHASIZE THE DARK MOODS THAT PREVAIL.
THEMES EXPLORED ARE MATURE AND COMPLEX WITH DARK UNDERTONES AND ARE LACED WITH A MODERATE SENSE OF THREAT AND MENACE. THEMES INCLUDE THEMEANING OF LIFE, DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS, POSSESSION AND MATERIALISM, GREED, IDOLATRY, REVENGE, MURDER, TEMPTATION, SELFISHNESS, HUMAN SACRIFICE, IMPLIED CANNIBALISM, LONELINESS, THE EGO, LOSS OF CONTROL, MANIPULATION OF NATURE, BIRTH, DESTRUCTION OF THE WORLD AND THEN REBIRTH.
THESE THEMES ARE EXPLORED IN AN ABSTRACT MANNER AND WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A MARRIED COUPLE LIVING AT HOME AND HAVING THINGS HAPPEN TO THEM AND THEIR RESPONSE TO THESE THINGS. THE THEMES ARE THUS EDUCATIONAL AND COGNITIVELY CHALLENGE THE AUDIENCE. THERE ARE BOTH PRO-SOCIAL AND ANTI-SOCIAL THEMES WHICH IS LIKE LIFE ITSELF. PRO-SOCIAL REPRESENT, BIRTH, RENEWAL, LOVE, CELEBRATION WHILST ANTI-SOCIAL IS REPRESENTED BY GREED, SELFISHNESS, THE EGO, IDOLATRY AND CANNIBALISM. THE OUTCOME OF THE STORY HOWEVER IS NEUTRAL AND REPRESENTS THE END OF MISTAKES AND REBIRTH. THESE ARE THEORIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY BEING DISCUSSED BY SCIENTISTS WHO FEEL THAT THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING AND CONTRACTING IN A CYCLICAL MANNER OVER MILLIONS OF YEARS.
CUMULATIVELY THE IMPACT OF THESE THEMES TOGETHER WITH THE CLASSIFIABLE ELEMENTS RESULT IN A MODERATE IMPACT AND DESPITE THE EEEDUCATIONAL BENEFITS. CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 16 YEARS MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THE FULL CONTEXT AND AS A RESULT COULD BE HARMED MORALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. WHERE FOR INSTANCE THE SCENE OF THE LOVING BABY IS SACRIFICED AND EATEN, THIS MAY HAVE YOUNG PEOPLE DISTRAUGHT AND QUESTION THE ORDER OF RELIGION AND CHRISTIANITY THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TAUGHT FROM A YOUNG AGE. THE CHAOS THAT EXISTS WITHIN THE HOUSE IS TOTALLY UNPLANNED AND UNPREDICTABLE, THIS COULD CAUSE DISTRESS AND CONFUSION IN THESE CHILDREN, RESULTING IN CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 16 YEARS BEING UPSET.