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First off, this isn’t a Hunger Games movie. I know, I know, it’s America’s new sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence, in the lead, but this is a film…not for everybody. That’s exactly what you should expect from a director like Darren Aronofsky. His new film features Lawrence as a submissive wife to writer’s-blocked poet Javier Bardem. They live in a big house in the middle of nowhere, she fixes it up, he struggles with not being able to put a pen to paper. Then one day two strangers appear, married couple Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer, and Bardem invites them in and to stay. From there, things get REAL weird.

I don’t know how much I CAN say without spoiling Aronofsky’s desired effect and I don’t know how much I can say and feel certain I’m really describing the film accurately either. Suffice it to say, this was a hard film to review and a challenging one to watch. Our thoughts on it came across as rather diverse which makes it good that we had a sizable pack or critics to take it on: Chris, Beau, Richard, Patience, Phil, and Robert. And even then, we’re not entirely sure we got this one down right. It’s just that kind of movie.


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