nsucurrent.com February 18, 2018

Paramount Defends Jennifer Lawrence's 'Mother!' after Rare 'F' CinemaScore: 'Audacious and Brave'

20 September 2017, 12:52 | Lowell Little

Jennifer Lawrence is starting to not want children as she gets older

Jennifer Lawrence reveals she's taking a two-year break from acting – to take up pottery

The Jennifer Lawrence-starring mother! earned itself the disastrous grade this weekend, something the film's studio, Paramount Pictures, refuses to accept as defeat, having released a statement defending the film and slamming Netflix for being "safe". Even at the end of the film, we feel that the puzzle is incomplete because of the different elements in the movie that we could not link, and we realize that every person will have their own perception of the movie and their own puzzle. Which makes people want to watch it a few times.

"I just had a lot of rage and anger, and I just wanted to channel it into one emotion, one feeling", the Academy Award nominee told reporters.

The result is an apocalyptic metaphor, rich in religious, environmental and political undertones.

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. While he is trying to overcome a serious bout of writer's block, she is busy restoring his family home. Their marital bliss is interrupted when two unexpected guests - a man (Ed Harris) and his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) - arrive at their doorstep.

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.

The movie received mixed reaction in Venice and was booed after its first screening, but Aronofsky remained undeterred.

While an "F" CinemaScore is not a guarantee that a film will be a box office failure (The Devil Inside went on to gross more than $100 million globally), the score tends to hurt a film's word-of-mouth, as friends and family warn others to stay away from the theater. "I don't think that's how it's supposed to work!"

Other News

Trending Now

One in custody after 'active-shooter' case at NH hospital
The Lebanon Police Department is asking people to avoid the area while roads around the hospital have been closed. Witnesses said via Twitter they had heard gunshots in the hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) ward.

Trump uses London 'terror' attack to promote his 'Muslim ban'
Police said they were treating the explosion as a "terrorist incident" and have launched an "urgent manhunt" for the suspect. His post comes ahead of a key Supreme Court hearing next month on the constitutionality of his executive order on the ban.

Pilot action forces Air Berlin cancellations
The airline has been struggling for some time and over the past two years has announced losses amounting to 1.2bn euros (£1.1bn). Lufthansa's low-priced division Eurowings - which is wet-leasing Airbus A320-family jets from Air Berlin - has been affected.

Pakistan condoles loss of lives in Mexico quake
Nieto has declared a day of mourning, saying flags would fly at half mast out of respect for the dead and bereaved. Guatemala was also hit by this natural disaster ; the president says they have lost at least one other life.

NASA looks ahead to future Saturn missions as Cassini nears its end
This did a fast fly-by in November 1980, so only gave us a glimpse of Saturn, its rings, and its moons. "That blew our minds". The images Huygens sent back showed startling Earth-like features similar to rivers and shorelines.

BMW Championship: Marc Leishman increases lead to five shots
Obviously not as many today but the conditions were quite a bit different. Now there are advantages to having some degree of anonymity, he says.

I only care about Palace, says Hodgson
I watched Lemina today and he was like Iniesta but I can't work out if he is that good or if it was because he had no pressure. He is considered by us all as an important person in our history. "I enjoyed my time with England - a huge honour".

Senate Republicans Stepping Up Efforts to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) last week , which would, over the course of four years, expand Medicaid eligibility to all residents. On Monday, Ducey tweeted his support for the measure, calling it "the best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare".

United States bans government use of software from Russian firm Kaspersky
Mike Rogers, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke gave the agencies a timeline for complying with the directive .

Hurricane Jose Could Near US East Coast Next Week
The center's official forecast finds Jose just over 400 miles from Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday morning. It will likely dissipate from Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center said.