It’s a gracious country home resuscitated by a meticulous Jennifer Lawrence, living out a bucolic life with Javier Bardem. But then strange visitors (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer), arrive. In their suitcases they carry an eerie sketched likeness of the husband. Strange meetings and rituals commence. The house begins to bleed like a dying animal. Their stately oasis has become a caged and corporeal nightmare.
That’s a little of what we can gather from the Darren Aronofsky-directed Mother!’s trippy, frantic first trailer, released earlier this week. Look for the movie in theaters on September 15.