Mother!

Synopsis: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.'.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Production: Paramount Pictures
  5 wins & 30 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
69%
R
Year:
2017
121 min
$17,297,289
Website
1,029 Views


FIRE:

Everywhere.

We see just a WOMAN’S EYES: defiant... sad... defeated...

but free...

Her eyes close as everything becomes

WHITE:

And from the light a

CHARRED BOOKCASE

Hands place a CRYSTAL FORMATION on a burnt shelf.

They belong to HIM. His eyes torn with misery and sadness.

He calms down. Closes his eyes. Wishes.

Slowly color repairs the shelf, returning it to an un-burnt

state.

Now, dawn light reveals glimpses inside a

HOME:

Repairing itself from a fire: the front door, a hand rail, a

window onto the porch, the plaster work along the ceiling,

the ruffled sheets on a comfortable bed in the

MASTER BEDROOM:

They come back to life. A body emerges before us. A young

woman in that comfortable bed reaching for her man. Empty.

She turns into camera. This is MOTHER alone, her partner now

gone.

She sits up and looks around.

MOTHER:

Baby?

A moment of concern. She slips on her robe and heads down

the stairs past a

2.

STUDY:

The door is open but the room is empty. She closes the door

and continues down the open

STAIRWELL:

The front door is closed. The dining room is empty. So is

the drawing room.

She rushes through the

HALLWAY:

Peeks into an empty bedroom and marches into the

KITCHEN:

She looks out the window. Dawn reveals the rolling hills.

No one is out there.

She rushes past the pantry and the dining room and into the

FOYER:

She opens the door, steps out onto the porch, and stares intothe blinding morning sun.

She doesn’t see anyone. It is chilly, so she quickly turns

to head inside and bumps into HIM.

MOTHER:

You scared me.

HIM:

Sorry. Didn’t mean to.

He kisses her. She melts into it. Happy. Nowhere she’d

rather be. She sees the dirt on his shirt.

MOTHER:

You were outside?

He nods.

MOTHER:

Why didn’t you wake me?

HIM:

I wanted to be alone.

3.

That stings a little. He keeps going.

HIM:

I mean, I needed to clear my head,

get the ideas flowing.

MOTHER:

And did they?

His face says it all:

HIM:

No.

MOTHER:

They will. Don’t worry, it’ll

come.

He starts to pull away, doesn’t like this kind of talk. She

grabs him and hugs him hard. Tries for another kiss.

But he pulls away.

HIM:

I must stink.

She smiles at him, inviting.

MOTHER:

I like it...

HIM:

I’d better shower.

He smiles, turns, and leaves. She watches him go to the

stairs. Something creeps into her bliss. She steps inside

and closes the front door.

Later in the

DRAWING ROOM:

She mixes plaster. A perfectionist when it comes to details,

she carefully makes sure the tone is the perfect off-yellow.

But she can’t seem to get it quite right.

None of this is a chore. She enjoys every moment. But still

she is frustrated a bit.

She walks to the blank wall. She puts her hands against it.

She breathes the scratch coat as she closes her eyes to the

4.

DARKNESS OF HER IMAGINATION

She hears air breathe between the home’s walls, the deeprhythmic beat of its mechanical systems, the fluids flowingthrough its pipes. We see the house, we see her, we see

them. Back in the

DRAWING ROOM:

She looks back at her mixture. She knows exactly what is

wrong. She opens a small old wooden box filled with vials ofcolored powders. She adds some from one filled with a

yellowish tint.

As she mixes it a smile creeps in. The color is right. She

starts to plaster. Later in the

KITCHEN:

Mother finishes cleaning dishes at the sink. She has justprepared two beautiful plates of food but the kitchen isspotless, there’s no mess. HIM enters and reaches for a pair

of drinking glasses.

HIM:

Can I grab these?

MOTHER:

I got it.

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Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky (born February 12, 1969) is an American filmmaker and writer, who has received acclaim and generated controversy for his often surreal and disturbing films. more…

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