Jennifer Lawrence's new chiller Mother! gets rare F grade

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  • Oscar winner is staring at the first bone-fide turkey of her career in Mother! 
  • Psychological thriller has left audiences confused and baffled by his twists
  • Critics have not been kind - branding it 'tasteless' and 'torture porn'
  • Lawrence is dating the film's director Darren Aronofsky - who directed Natalie Portman to the Oscar for Best Actress in Black Swan  

By Bobbie Whiteman For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:55 EDT, 16 September 2017 | Updated: 19:16 EDT, 16 September 2017

Jennifer Lawrence's new movie Mother! has left critics bemused and baffled, with one labeling it the 'worst movie of the century'.

Directed by her partner Darren Aronofsky, the grim psychological thriller is causing audiences to leave in a daze, stunned by the 'tasteless nightmare' as some reviews dubbed it.

Indeed, CinemaScore, which tracks audience reactions on opening night have given the movie a rare F and New York Observer critic Rex Reed tore into the film, calling it a complete disaster.

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That's a shocker: Hollywood darling  Jennifer Lawrence¿s chiller Mother! opened in theaters on Thursday earning a rare F grade from audiences, according to CinemaScore on Friday
That's a shocker: Hollywood darling  Jennifer Lawrence¿s chiller Mother! opened in theaters on Thursday earning a rare F grade from audiences, according to CinemaScore on Friday

That's a shocker: Hollywood darling  Jennifer Lawrence‘s chiller Mother! opened in theaters on Thursday earning a rare F grade from audiences, according to CinemaScore on Friday

There aren’t many movies that have received an F grade, according to the website.

They include Brad Pitt‘s Killing Them Softly in 2012, Cameron Diaz‘s The Box in 2009, Lindsay Lohan‘s I Know Who Killed Me in 2007, George Clooney‘s Solaris in 2002 and Richard Gere‘s Dr. T And The Women in 2000.

Gorgeous in a white gown: Jennifer, 27, and her director beau Darren Aronofsky, 48,  at the New York premiere of Mother! on Wednesday
Gorgeous in a white gown: Jennifer, 27, and her director beau Darren Aronofsky, 48,  at the New York premiere of Mother! on Wednesday

Gorgeous in a white gown: Jennifer, 27, and her director beau Darren Aronofsky, 48,  at the New York premiere of Mother! on Wednesday

It suggested that one reason the movie might have received the low rating is something that Jennifer pointed out during her Late Night With Seth Meyers interview on Thursday: The movie isn’t exactly a horror even though it’s billed as one.

For one thing, the characters don't have names as such. The 27-year-old plays Mother opposite Javier Bardem as Him, Ed Harris as Man and Michelle Pfeiffer as Woman.

And what seems like a home invasion horror turns out to be something much deeper. 

Bottoms up: The star and Late Night host Seth Meyers enjoyed a glass of red wine as she explained that her movie isn¿t exactly a horror even though it¿s billed as one
Bottoms up: The star and Late Night host Seth Meyers enjoyed a glass of red wine as she explained that her movie isn¿t exactly a horror even though it¿s billed as one

Bottoms up: The star and Late Night host Seth Meyers enjoyed a glass of red wine as she explained that her movie isn’t exactly a horror even though it’s billed as one

The film is also reportedly very violent and disturbing, so it’s likely that some people can’t handle the subject matter although teen fanboys might be drawn to it for that reason.

With the weekend box office results still in play, it's too soon to tell whether audiences will desert Hollywood favorite Jennifer or whether the challenging story will intrigue them.

A best actress Oscar winner for 2013's Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer's films have grossed over $5.5 billion worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

She was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016 by Forbes.

Doing the rounds: The challenging movie played at the Venice Film Festival in September, among others. Pictured, Darren, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer and Javier Bardem
Doing the rounds: The challenging movie played at the Venice Film Festival in September, among others. Pictured, Darren, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer and Javier Bardem

Doing the rounds: The challenging movie played at the Venice Film Festival in September, among others. Pictured, Darren, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer and Javier Bardem

 

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