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Perspective in Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!

February 17, 2020

“Mother!”, released in 2017 and written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, is a tough watch. You’ll find yourself grimacing, flinching, and at times flat out disturbed, not through cheap scares, disturbing violence or other tricks normally used to easily elicit such responses, but through the complete disregard everyone in this film has for the main character, who is simply labeled in the credits as “Her.” We feel her pain as she is snubbed by her husband, intruded upon by visitors and unfairly judged through no fault of her own. This point of view sheds