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...just saw this on cable streaming last night with Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.
Very intense and well done - the end reminds me of Bosch's version of hell.
It has made some 10 best lists and seems to be revered by the critics but not so much by audiences.
I'm glad I saw it but would not recommend it for everyone.
Any opinions here?
Huge spoilers - don't read it until you see it.
Never any names used making the characters all of us.
Lots of The Shining too, with the house seeming alive.
(And is this blocked writer going insane?)
So, some "House on Haunted Hill" then too.
The absurdity factor of the "invaders" was like a deadly serious take on some John Belushi
housepest movie, walking that tightrope just right.
We liked it. The ending was great.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
I wouldn't have been so perplexed when I saw it. I thought it was the strangest, most incomprehensible film. Reflecting back on it, I see a certain twisted genius in the whole affair. It was a huge risk but I don't think it paid off as it should have.
...two things occurred to me.
Was Bardem the devil like in Rosemary's baby?
What was all that violence and chaos at the end supposed to represent besides hell?
Then I read Aronofsky's description of what it was about.
Still didn't make total sense.
Roger Ebert once said you know you've seen a great film if you can't remember where you parked your car leaving the multiplex.
This qualifies as disorienting.
My niece told me it was the worst movie ever.
I waited until I could see it at home. I kind of loved it. There are laugh out loud moments, which is pretty rare. It is audacious and crazy and the only semi sane person (Mother) seems totally lost and baffled.
And it is sort of kind of a biblical allegory, so it may become a holiday classic.
I know lots of people really hate it.
...didn't enjoy it - especially the violence toward the end.
I thought it was a fascinating film - I enjoy well done films that challenge you even if they make you feel ncomfortable.
And after reading about the Biblical references, that's as good an explanation as any.
Reminded me a little of Rosemary's Baby, too.
I've recommended it to a couple of friends who like strange/interesting films but can't for everyone.
Saw it and not real fond of it.
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