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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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  • Nate Saint Ours

    The crystal is representative of a cyclical process in time. If this Earth is destroyed, intelligent life will eventually arise somewhere else. It is not a plot hole. You just don’t get it.

  • Nate Saint Ours

    Then don’t watch his films. If you are too sensitive to evaluate a film with a level head, then you shouldn’t be evaluating that film in the first place. It wasn’t made for you.

  • Sprite

    They’re all watching ‘it’.

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  • Mark

    LOL thank you for this. This is hysterical.

  • Blair Waldorf

    I didn’t contradict myself. I said the movie UTILIZES misogyny, it does not “critique” it as you said. And it seemed as if the mother and the others were actual humans, hence the jabs about their age gap, using the media to promote his poetry, etc. It would’ve been better if Aronofsky had addressed the misogyny in some way, rather than just addressing the environmental message.
    In any case, just b/c I don’t share the same opinion as you about this doesn’t make me stupid. You sound like a butthurt stan, though.

  • Nate Saint Ours

    Good rebuttal. You are clearly an intelligent individual capable of carrying on meaningful conversations.

  • Nate Saint Ours

    And you sound like yet another pseudo-feminist who out-right dismisses any and all artistic endeavors that go against your moral code. You may not be stupid, but you are incapable of evaluating the actual artistic merit of this movie, since you can’t look past one part of a much larger picture.

  • Just Saying

    The movie tries so hard to be the psychological drama thriller that Black Swan was, that at the end is just a two hour mess of Jennifer Lawrence’s mediocre acting while she screams at the screen and Aronofsky zooms the camera at her face. Lucky for her, she’s a Weinstein girl and will probably be nominated for an Oscar. Her boyfriend won’t be that lucky, so he can stay at home during award season if he doesn’t want to carry her purse on the red carpets.

  • Blair Waldorf

    Nope i definitely was able to evaluate & understand it, I just don’t share the same opinion as you.

  • Mark

    Well you are on Just Jared defending a director over a movie that it seems the majority of people don’t like and claiming it’s because they aren’t intelligent enough to understand it. When it seems like the director just wrote a shitty script and failed to convey the meaning of the film. Just because you suck Aronofsky’s dick and like to feel superior because you pretend the jizz that comes out of it is some great masterpiece. It makes you a fan boy of a ridiculous director who can’t execute his thoughts effectively.

    But that’s your cross to bare.

    Also this is Just Jared, get over yourself.

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

    Normally, I would agree. But I think that when a big celebrity is so exposed and so vocal all the time it gets to the point where we only see THEM instead of the characters they are playing. You stop being able to see the performance anymore. Their performances stop being believable. There is something called “mystique” that celebrities used to have. That is mostly gone now. Now we have political activists who moonlight as actors.

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

    I don’t know what else to think. The men who adore her are hated by everyone else – Weinstein, Aronofsky, O’Russell. They are complete assholes – but not to HER. How does she achieve that? I can only think of one reason.

  • Jo

    Why did people walk out after 30 minutes? Bad acting, writing, subject matter?

  • Milly

    Earn Money ———- See This For More Deal

  • Jo

    I agree that JLaw was initially blamed but people got over that pretty quickly. It seems obvious to me we have a Brad/Angie situation there.. Anna (older) is anorexic and can’t or unwilling to have more kids, and Chris wants them. He ultimately threw himself into his work and this is what happened.

  • Jo

    His/her tone was fine – guess you can’t take a little truth mixed with some caps. You obviously can’t refute anything he/she said.

  • Jo

    Whaaaaa…? That’s really part of the movie?

  • Max

    Hey Mark! What do you think about all this promo? And all the circus that JLaw and DA put on camera? I mean,NYC interviews,IG videos,kiss pic and what not…that’s was a big show for sure,but your opinion?

  • Anna

    And yet she’s constantly being awarded during award shows. She keeps making shit films and keeps getting nominated for shit. Her acting is mediocre at best. Goes to show that Hollywood is all about popularity and not about the actual art and talent.

  • Max

    To me seems that both of them doesn’t care about each other as a humans being but just as a director/actress. I mean,i never heard a compliment which does not involve her talent and his “genius”,from both of them,she seems a robot around him ready to act when the camera is on and he is very rude and disrespectful with her (personally). There is not even a trace of real feeling or real interest and everytime i see them together i can feel her physical repulsion towards him as if i was her.

  • Max

    Venice hated it. Tiff hated it. France hated it. Seeing this first day at the BO even the majority of the people don’t care so much. They are all very stupid,while Aronofsky is a misunderstood genius,right? His art is just for a small elite,right? Please! The truth is that the movie is pretentious and presumptuous and for this reason some people can like it,other not.

  • Medicine-is-My-Game

    In addition to it being a horrible movie, the public has had enough of actors pushing their political agendas and opinions down their throats. Lawrence has always had a big, immature, uneducated mouth, and people are sick and tired of her. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if she took a 50 year hiatus.

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

    In normal cases I don’t think everyone is comfortable talking about intimate things they love about someone. For a lot of people it’s easier to say, “he has a great work ethic, he’s super smart”, etc. Some people are more shy about talking about their SOS in private ways. But in the case of these two I think they are mutually obsessed with each other – for now. I cannot IMAGINE what they have in common beyond the movie business.

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

    I’ll just go ahead and block you. Life is too short for this basic shit.

  • JK

    Cute thing, so clueless, talking about childish when you are the one doing it LOL

  • jimmy zee

    I saw this movie and it totally is a piece of shit, I walked out after 40 minutes, Lawrence is a complete waste, go see IT it will blow you away.

  • JoyP

    Well, just one newborn, but yes. Horrible.

  • jh7058622

    Do you watch Grace from YouTube? She gave the exact same analogy just a couple of hours ago.

  • Max

    Well they weren’t so shy during NYC promo,not at all…i think Aronofsky is obsessed with JLaw as a sort of muse of his work and i think he was obsessed with her from the beginning she was attached to this movie. For him,an actress like her it could be gold if only the script of mother! would have been great. Gave him publicity,success,fame and recognition. An actress like her with a great script is still gold for directors like O’Russell or Aronofsky which do not enjoy much appreciation from critics and general public. For this reason they showed this *relationship* in the world’s eyes,just for publicity reasons mostly for him and the movie. About JLaw,i think she has no interest in Aronofsky as a man,she just become a puppet,a puppet for everyone in the industry and she does what her publicits/management/studios require. Her interviews are very annoying now and it’s pretty evident like she tell a lot of lies just to makes her stories more “funny”,at least to her.

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  • qiq

    And that´s exactly what I said, by the way. I´m not evaluating his films, just saying how a lot people including me feel after watching them and that it could be the reason why the movie recieved F grade. That´s all. Movies like this will never be for all of us, but that doesnt make them bad, I´m not insulting any of his work. Btw, I read all of the spoilers and I think this movie is genius, but either way, I could never watch it. I think if filmmaker makes you feel every single emotion the characters feel, it makes him a really excellent filmmaker, not anything else. It´s just too much for me personally to handle and I know a lot of people who feel the same way, and that´s why maybe some of them gave the bad grade.

  • Mark

    My opinion hasn’t changed. They went hard for the last event, that feels very typical and other sites said that was what they were going to do. Dlisted for one.

    The pics were on his friends IGs, so nothing “random” or candid about it.

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

    No, I never heard of her.

  • Max

    Have you seen how miserable was JLaw when they arrived in Venice? Then she started to act until that NYC promo show. It does not seem to you that their interviews were odd as if they were planned before? With her publicist Liz mysteriously disappearance and replaced by some guy. Then all that IG videos/stories trolling around…

  • Mark

    That’s not some guy, he’s a backup publicist when her two main ones aren’t available, we have seen him before.

    They saved the pda for the last big premiere to maximum the publicity for it. There is nothing weird about it, it’s pretty standard for fauxmances or media hungry couples willing to exploit their romance. I think it’s fake, but only fools think they are private.

  • bella

    All of the above. Plus the film was all over the map, hard to follow, just everything. JL was terrible, even gorgeous Michelle was not good. no one was good in this film, or maybe the film was so bad it just seemed like all the actors were bad.

  • bella

    Wow, that proves everyone has their own taste. I am very much into art house films and anything foreign. Big studio films rarely interest me at all, but that’s just me. Diversity is what makes the world interesting, it’d be terribly boring if everyone liked the same thing.

  • Max

    There will be another premiere in Korea it seems..do you think there will be another show like NYC and then around november/december a *break up*? Don’t know if you saw it,but right before the NYC premiere E! made an article where seemed they were prepping a break up with the excuse of the busy schedules after the promo of the movie. Then the circus happened.

  • Mark

    I don’t know, the movie flopped, they may not go to another festival to premiere the movie. Especially if the backlash builds. I know Paramount is backing it right now but their statement was filled with desperation, so this week is telling on what happens.

    I don’t know why you are making a big deal about something that was clearly planned and executed and no one but her dumbs stans think is cute or healthy. Seriously, this relationship is over as soon as it can be. So don’t stress over it.

  • Blair Waldorf

    If I may, I doubt they’ll go all out at the Korean premiere and do “another show” as you say, it’ll probably just be another screening with an awkward q&a beforehand. They’ll go just for the sake of promoting the film in Asia, no showmance stuff necessary.
    The breakup will happen when it happens. I’m eager to see how the stans take it though.

  • Max

    Well,her stans not even if there will be a break up tomorrow will admit that was a fake relationship for publicity. They’re such idiotic. Even due to them Aronofsky is obsessed with JLaw; he thought her fans it could be a bingo for the movie’s BO and promotion. She has still a big fandom. But honestly,Jennifer Lawrence right now deserve idiotic fans who believes everything coming from her mouth and everything they read on gossip sites.

  • Blair Waldorf

    Yes, I know her stans will never admit that JLaw participated in a PR relationship, I just want to see them have a meltdown when their favorite #relationshipgoals power couple breaks up.

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  • Jo

    Wow, thanks. Won’t be seeing it.

  • bella

    No, The Godfather films are not to my taste. Small indie films are more to my taste, that or foreign films.
    JLaw was fantastic in WInter’s Bone, where I saw her work for the first time.