Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ Will ‘Upset the F— Out of People,’ According to Anthony Bourdain
It’s difficult to know what to make of mother!, the latest thriller from Darren Aronofsky. The plot description sounds like a home invasion thriller, the posters pay homage to Rosemary’s Baby, and the trailers have led some to speculate that Aronofsky’s film could be anything from a vampire movie (yeah, right) to a sorta-remake of the aforementioned Roman Polanski classic. Whatever Aronofsky is up to, at least a couple of his famous friends loved it enough to share their reactions on Twitter last night following a private screening.
The reactions come from Anthony Bourdain and Mylo Carbia, who attended a private screening held for Aronofsky’s friends and family. The chef and TV personality definitely enjoyed mother! more than Baby Driver, asserting that Aronofsky’s film will “upset the f— out of people” — a glowing recommendation, for sure:
Just saw Aronofsky’s MOTHER . It is dark, dark, dark, brilliant and will upset the fuck out of people . A good poke in eye to convention
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) August 31, 2017
Horror writer Mylo Carbia shared a lengthier response on her Twitter page, calling mother! a “masterpiece” that’s bound to be “more controversial than A Clockwork Orange”:
— MYLO CARBIA (@MyloCarbia) August 31, 2017
…And that pretty much lines up with the little I’ve heard about Aronofsky’s latest, which isn’t exactly the film Paramount is selling in those trailers. There’s much more to the plot than they’re letting on (I think that’s a good thing), and according to at least one source, it has an insane ending that’s going to be the subject of intense post-viewing discussion — which may explain Carbia’s comparison to A Clockwork Orange in terms of controversy.