Here's what "Mother!" director Darren Aronofsky has to say about that F CinemaScore
It was a surprise to everyone when writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s latest film got an “F” from CinemaScore. Mother! seemed to have it all — stops at prestigious film festivals before its theatrical release, two A-List stars in Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, and Aronofsky at the helm.
Following a screening of Mother!, Aronofsky was asked about his feelings on the matter.
Filmmaking is a very personal experience for creatives on every level, so to receive a negative response can be really difficult. But it seems like Aronofsky has a good perspective on the matter.
Basically, he explained, Mother! was his chance to “howl” about his anguish and outrage.
And he knew that not everybody would be a fan of that.
Despite the F grade, Mother! retains a “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And despite mixed reviews from fans, many critics have praised the film, so y’know — you win some, you lose some.