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Darren Aronofsky Reveals True Meaning of His Movie 'mother!'

Darren Aronofsky Reveals True Meaning of His Movie 'mother!'

The movie mother! was one of the most polarizing films in recent memory and the director Darren Aronofsky is opening up to reveal the meaning of the movie.

“I wanted to make a film about Mother Earth and how we treat Mother Earth,” Darren said during a conference at SXSW. “The way I see we treat Mother Earth is incredibly disrespectful. We pillage her, we rape her, we call her dirt.”

Jennifer Lawrence played a pregnant woman who was put through a series of traumatizing events while living in a secluded farmhouse with her husband, a poet played by Javier Bardem.

“That’s why Jennifer played the character the way she did,” he added. “There’s a lot of emotion.”

Darren also confirmed that Javier‘s character represented God.

“I looked at the Bible and how the Old Testament God is painted,” he said (via Variety). “When you think about that God, if you don’t pray to him, he kills you. What type of character does that? For me, it was about interpreting that to human emotion.”

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  • ivvie

    What Old Testament is he reading? With all my years in catholic school I’ve never heard anything about God killing you if you didn’t pray. This is just another Hollywood crazy spitting bullshit to sell his crappy movie.

  • Jen

    Blah blah blah! He’s full of shit!

  • Tony Smith

    Aronofsky is one sick bastard!

  • KS_in_TP

    AGREED. He’s sounds like an angry anti-religion bigot.

  • Dieter from Sprockets

    a filthy depraved man

  • Dieter from Sprockets

    a filthy depraved man

  • Reilly

    What he needs to realise is it isn’t the masterpiece he thinks it is. Many did get what the film was about and still found it boring.

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  • YouDon’tKnowMe

    What a load of BS. He has NO knowledge of God or the Bible.

  • Sprite

    The movie would be freaky horror film if I saw it.. although, taken out of context ‘Mother’ could mean anything. – Mothers tend to wrap their sons in cotton wool.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe6giUsMUUI

  • Ahmad Farhan

    As a Muslim, i am offended the way he portrayed “god”. He makes god looks like self obsessed, and this can influence some people to see the same way (which is not the case). Then i found out that he is an Atheist…
    Hope he asks people who can clarify that God do not need human being to worship Him, but we are the ones who needs His blessings. Open a Quran or Bible mate!

  • lost_girl

    The God i pray to, is nothing like what this man says, maybe if he prayed more, and focused less on his ego, he’d actually see…

  • http://reelthomernst.com Thom Ernst

    Seem to remember something about a massive flood, a town called Sodom being destroyed, a mass killing when Moses comes down with the tablets… For get about not praying…you just have to misbehave.

  • http://reelthomernst.com Thom Ernst

    Seem to remember something about a massive flood, a town called Sodom being destroyed, a mass killing when Moses comes down with the tablets… For get about not praying…you just have to misbehave.