Motherhood less appealing with age for Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar Cross
September 20, 2017

While some Christians may be offended by this movie, I think it is worth seeing because it is thought provoking and I can't stop thinking about it. Which makes people want to watch it a couple of times. That's why I have always wanted to work with him. "And in five days I wrote the first version of the script".

Unfortunately it has essentially resulted in Paramount getting too big for its boots, attempting to open the film nationwide as opposed to select theatres like "Black Swan"; its festival buzz projected the film to open at $11 million, but it managed to secure only $7.5 million, making it the lowest open ever for a Jennifer Lawrence movie.

Lawrence, whose roles usually focus on strong female leads, is thrust into portraying someone living to make her husband happy and asked to give and give until she can give no more. Indeed, once Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer's characters break it, "the poet" closes off his "office" and doesn't allow them back in.

"It was a completely different character from anything I've ever done before, but it was also a completely different side of myself that I wasn't in touch with, didn't really know yet", the 27-year-old Academy Award victor said. The set decoration is fine, considering the film is set entirely in the house. Aronofsky said he wanted to build on the idea that while we may ignore what's happening on the other side of the world, we all can identify with the discomfort of someone invading our home and privacy. The feature has received mixed reactions, though Aronofsky understands it's an unsettling watch, especially as he filled it with religious and environmental symbolism.


"It's a very, very strong cocktail", he said.

A CinemaScore is derived from surveys conducted with audience members leaving a screening, so for a film to get an "F" isn't necessarily indicative of the actual product, so much as disappointment with the overall experience. Not bad films, to be clear, more films that, if they don't side with them, people tend to outright hate.

"There (are) completely Biblical elements that I'm surprised-some people are really picking up on (them) immediately, other people have no clue, and I think that's just how people are brought up".

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