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Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' Gets a Rare F CinemaScore

Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' Gets a Rare F CinemaScore

Jennifer Lawrence‘s new movie mother! is in theaters now and audiences are not responding to it in the way the filmmakers might have hoped.

Critics gave the film favorable reviews and it currently has a 69% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but CinemaScore, which tracks audience reactions on opening night, has given the movie a rare F grade.

There aren’t that many movies that have received an F grade, with some of them being Brad Pitt‘s Killing Them Softly, Cameron Diaz‘s The Box, Lindsay Lohan‘s I Know Who Killed Me, George Clooney‘s Solaris, and Richard Gere‘s Dr. T and the Women.

One of the reasons why the movie might have received this grade is something that Jennifer even pointed out during her Late Night interview – the movie isn’t exactly a horror even though it’s billed as one. Audiences who went to see mother! expecting one movie, likely left feeling they saw a different one and gave a negative rating. The film is also very disturbing, so it’s likely that some people can’t handle the subject matter.

Regardless, you should see the movie to form your own opinion if you think you can handle the content!

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  • bennfbeckmaN

    This is typical Have a movie that doesn’t have the typical structure or is maybe a bit slower paced and the dumb crowd will hate it. Killing Them Softly is actually really good. An F? That’s insane.

  • Nurse Shadie

    Of course every news outlet makes a big deal out of it’s Cinema Score just because it stars Jennifer Lawrence. If moviegoers were actually smart, they could see this isn’t a traditional horror film. It’s an Aronofsky film for goodness sakes! The blame should be put on the studio for marketing it as such, they should’ve promoted it as the arthouse indie that it is.

  • qiq

    Or maybe they just feel like absolute crap after seeing it, which wouldnt be suprising considering his other movies and the way they left me feeling.

  • BooHoo

    Killing Them Softly was more than a good film. One of the best Mob type films out there.
    Mother looks too Meh for me.

  • JK

    Or maybe you should check yourself, because if critical acclaimed films make you feel like crap, then you maybe have something wrong within you

  • bella

    I have not seen or talked to one person who saw this film who thought it was worth their time. I saw the film last night, over half the audience walked out after 30 minutes. Walkouts are being reported in most theaters showing this lame excuse for a movie.

    JLaw had better up her game or she will not last in Hollywood till she’s 30.

    And JLaw please, stop getting mixed up with these weird directors.

  • bella

    Black Swan, one of the worst films I have ever seen, I should have gone with my instincts and not seen this horrible film.

  • bella

    She made the film, she acted in the film, she has to take the hits for it being a POS.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Moviegoers are not dumb, and film critics are not children. It’s not that people couldn’t “handle” the subject matter or were let down that the movie wasn’t what they expected (a great movie would have been well-received regardless of genre expectations). The movie flopped because people sick to fucking death of Jennifer Lawrence, and I can guarantee you 100% that her arrogant comments in the wake of TX and FL hurricane tragedies absolutely had a lot to do with the movie’s failure. It’s one thing that the movie is shit – it’s another thing that people aren’t turning out for it in protest of this arrogant, selfish little girl mouthing off.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Audiences and critics are just sick of her!

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    If she were smart she would disappear for a few years. She’s young enough.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Why should @qiq have to check him or her self just because his opinions differed from yours?

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    Did you even read what she said about the hurricanes?

    The damn movie is about God and I’m pretty sure “mother” is in reference to Mother Nature and how when you piss her off, she unleashes a rage.

    Kind of like how everyone was talking about climate change when the Atlantic was being destroyed by the biggest motherfucking hurricane we’ve ever seen. Jennifer made reference to how if we keep ignoring mother nature by refusing to acknowledge climate change, we’re going to be ravaged by stronger bigger and more costlier and deadlier hurricanes.

    Pray tell how is ANY of that that she said not the same as scientists and meteorologists were saying after Harvey and watching Irma form and grow and grow.

    But because some Hollywood person said it, is crazy talk? Dumbass republicans ran with a JENNIFER LAWRENCE IS TALKING SHIT ABOUT TRUMP. Except she never mentioned him.

    I’m pretty sure more people AKA THE WORLD had more horrible things to say about Trump when he pulled out of the Paris deal than what Jennifer said.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    I could say a lot more, because I do think the topic is important, but your tone and your attitude are un-called for. I won’t engage with a toxic attitude like yours.

  • Mark

    Because this is either an Aronofsky stan or a Jen stan who are more idol worshipers than normal human beings and they can’t stand differing opinions so they have to go with “you’re too dumb to understand this movie so you suck and not the movie” when in fact the movie is an unnecessary pile of pretentious shit. And Paramount knows that and tried to trick audiences by saying it was horror so they could get good first week box office results but tough luck audiences are smarter than that.

    Let this movie die, it’ll be better for everyone involved.

  • qiq

    I´m not saying he´s not a good filmmaker, I´m just saying his film are too tense and weird and trigger anxiety in a lot of people. I´m one of them.

  • Mark

    She claims she’s taking some time off. She has promo for RS and perhaps Xmen in 2018 but she can still actually disappear after she has fulfilled her promo duties.

    She also needs to dump the creepy scarf wearing director.

  • Mark

    She actually didn’t say that, her interview in full is with the BBC and FOX news and co really twisted her words.

    That being said, the public is tired of her and it’s easy for them to hate on her. Look at what happened with Chris Pratt and Anna Ferris, she wasn’t involved with that but was blamed without reason. She has a major PR problem on her hands and her team doesn’t seem to be guiding her in how to handle it.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    I think she feels very empowered being with an older, well-established artist. It is a huge boost to her ego, and a huge boost to his ego also (but in a different way). Their relationship is equivalent to a university student having an affair with a philosophy professor.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    EXACTLY.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Also, I’ve read the spoilers for this movie – I was curious because of the trailer. It really does sound like total nonsense. It’s definitely meant to be a strange climate change/political sermon wrapped up as a heady thriller.

  • Mark

    I can almost *almost* agree that Aronofsky wanted to make this about climate change and what we are doing to mother earth. Except the ending. That gets completely pushed out the door. He had an idea and he couldn’t execute it in a clear manner.

    He tried. He Failed. The movie flopped.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    I watched the video. She definitely tied together two separate ideas: one, that climate change is being ignored, and two, that voters elected Trump. She follows up these two trains of thought by saying it’s hard not to feel mother nature’s wrath. I don’t think people are out of line to have drawn the conclusion that she thinks the hurricanes are the fault of Trump and/or his voters. Whatever the case, I agree that people are fed up with her so being angry with her doesn’t take much provocation.

  • Mark

    I tend to think this is entirely for movie promo. They’ll break up when enough time has passed that it’s not obvious it was entirely for movie promo. Like early November.

    Did you see the pics of her walking around Venice with the sausage party of old dudes in New Balance sneakers? Fucking miserable.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Noooooooo – oh please tell me where I can find this photo!

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    The review (with spoilers – so I know what happened at the end) that I read suggested that the ending was meant to show that mother earth “gave her all, with nothing left to give”, i.e. sacrificed her own life. Aronofsky apparently (I didn’t see this myself) said in an interview that the plot was similar to Silverstein’s The Giving Tree.

  • Mark

    Yeah but then her uh crystal made the house new again and she was replaced with a new wife. So. Yeah. No.

  • Gale

    I agree. There are students who fuck teachers to get passing grades. In jlaw’s case, she fucks producers/directors to get roles. She’s a Weinstein girl after all.

  • Blair Waldorf

    People probably didn’t like it because they were expecting something scary and fun, when really all mother! is is 2 hours of misogyny and artsy fartsy camera work.

  • JoyP

    The sequence at the end of Requiem for a Dream made me feel moved and a little empty at the same time.

    mother! made me feel double cheated… out of the money spent on my movie ticket and my lunch. Watching newborns get ripped apart and eaten is not my version of a fun Friday night. That movie suuuuucked.

  • JoyP

    I could have written this comment myself. 100% true.

  • joshemerson

    Misogyny? WTF movie did you watch? All the points being made by the movie were incredibly left wing.

  • joshemerson

    I saw the movie Thursday night and it was incredibly bizarre, to say the least. I didn’t hate it and would say it’s nowhere near the F grade level, but it was certainly a bit too pretentious for me. I’m not surprised that people would struggle to understand what it’s even about and there was a particularly disturbing moment towards the end. It’s definitely not a movie for the masses.

  • Blair Waldorf

    Umm what movie did you watch? JLaw’s character is treated terribly; she’s insulted, ignored and assaulted mostly by men throughout the film, all b/c she’s a meek, domesticated woman. That’s misogyny.

  • JK

    Or you are a bad taste stan LOL poor thing. If you are one of the smart audience that preferred IT well enjoy it, pity you, but be happy with that

  • JK

    Dear I guess you have seen only the Godfather’s films, because Black Swan may not be your cup of tea, totally your prerogative, but is far from one of the worst films

  • JK

    Zzzz a basher with no real knowledge of the film you are bashing as you haven’t seen it. Your opinion is invalidated as there’s no knowledge of what you are talking. Good bye

  • JK

    Zzzz a basher with no real knowledge of the film you are bashing as you haven’t seen it. Your opinion is invalidated as there’s no knowledge of what you are talking. Good bye

  • JK

    Thanks qiq, totally get you now. Too bad those uneducated people above can’t

  • Nate Saint Ours

    I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and the entire audience at our theater stayed for the whole film. 8/10

  • Nate Saint Ours

    Who gives a fuck about people’s political opinions? It has nothing to do with the quality of the movie.

  • Nate Saint Ours

    Who gives a fuck about people’s political opinions? It has nothing to do with the quality of the movie.

  • Nate Saint Ours

    The movie is a critique of misogyny, not a celebration of it. You are stupid to not figure that out.

  • Nate Saint Ours

    The movie is a critique of misogyny, not a celebration of it. You are stupid to not figure that out.

  • qiq

    To be honest, I just read a review with spoilers and it sounds really genius, kind of like Michelangelos painting in Sistine chapel. And I love those metaphors. But either way, I could never watch it, I had anxiety attacks for 2 weeks after watching Requiem for a dream. Not because it was bad, but because he really knows how to make you fell what the characters feel and my brain just crearly doesnt know how to process that. But I really dont have anything against him.

  • Blair Waldorf

    Aw I’m sorry, did I strike a nerve by insulting the work of one of your idols?
    The movie didn’t critique misogyny at all, Aronofsky used misogyny to push his idea of how many people treat the environment. Read an interview from him, he deliberately says he wasn’t trying to critique patriarchy/misogyny.

  • bella

    JLaw certainly has proven she cannot open a film. She has never opened a film on her name, ever.

    metacritic‏Verified account @metacritic 3h3 hours ago

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    mother! [75] http://www.metacritic.com/movie/mother!/critic-reviews

    Rex: “I hesitate to label it the Worst movie of the year when Worst of the century fits it even better.

  • Mark

    Oh please continue with your childish tantrum. It really just drives home my point.

  • Nate Saint Ours

    No, you didn’t. But you did just contradict yourself by admitting the movie isn’t about misogyny. The ‘Mother’ in the film is an allegory for the Earth. Not an actual woman. Having difficulties seeing past the genders of the actors to the actual meaning of the movie?

  • Nate Saint Ours

    How a movie makes you feel and the quality of the movie itself are two different things. Just because the movie makes you feel bad doesn’t mean it is a poorly made movie.