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Paramount Exec Defends 'mother!' & Darren Aronofsky's Vision

Paramount Exec Defends 'mother!' & Darren Aronofsky's Vision

The new movie mother! did not get a great reaction from opening weekend audiences and became one of the rare films to ever receive an “F” grade from CinemaScore.

Now, an executive at Paramount Pictures is defending the movie and director Darren Aronofsky‘s vision.

“This movie is very audacious and brave,” Paramount worldwide president of marketing and distribution Megan Colligan told THR. “You are talking about a director at the top of his game, and an actress at the top her game. They made a movie that was intended to be bold. Everyone wants original filmmaking, and everyone celebrates Netflix when they tell a story no one else wants to tell. This is our version. We don’t want all movies to be safe. And it’s okay if some people don’t like it.”

While audiences did not connect with Jennifer Lawrence‘s new movie, critics had a favorable opinion. The film has a 69% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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  • rubie

    just a thought, STOP! talking crap about your fans in every interview, maybe more people will flock to see your movies, even the risky ones….Maturity is when you are able to hold your tongue.

  • Lala

    This movie is trash, which you need to get rid of urgently, as well as from the shi**y director.

  • qiq

    havent seen it and probably wont because it would be too disturbing for me to see as I suffer from anxiety, but I acutally love the idea behind film and the metaphors he used. I read spoilers and it seems brilliant to me. But I agree with what he wanted to say, maybe that´s why.

  • Danae

    Obviously they have to defend it. It was supposed to be yet another triumph of “Jenny-the-clumsy-and-relatable” at the Oscars, wasn’t it?

  • bella

    The movie is a disaster, and that’s that. An F cinema score should make the man run and hide under a rock.

    A terrible movie is a terrible movie, accept it like a man, and JLaw, accept that you sucked in the film.

  • Blair Waldorf

    Paramount sounds pretty defensive, like they don’t wanna accept that they produced yet another bomb

  • Jess

    I have anxiety too and I have to say while there were some moments that were hard to take, overall it was quite enjoyable and it was fun to dissect afterward.

  • Shell

    Typical of studios when a film bombs…the audience misunderstood it. Or, maybe, the film was just crap.

  • TaraTeller

    Most people don’t want to see a newborn get murdered and then eaten by a crowd of maniacs.

    At 27 I sure hope JLaw isn’t at the top her game yet.

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  • millerz

    She’s overrated. The best part of the movie were Michelle and Javier.

  • Sprite

    Rest in peace Barbara T Hodges. – at a mate’s mother’s funeral yesterday we had an Indian Catholic Priest who talked about ‘mother’ as a type of celestial being or god, maybe from the saying ‘God can’t be everywhere, that’s why he created mothers’.
    Of course coming from India some of his inspiration could be Mother Theresa and even Archbishop Desmond Tutu to go on. At the eulogy my mate slipped in a joke when he said “She was easy to get along with, as long as you agreed with her”. ツ