The 48-year-old filmmaker helmed the psychological thriller that has divided audiences since its release last week, but says he isn't disappointed that some viewers disliked the movie because it was created to be a "cautionary tale of what's happening to the planet", which he notes can be hard for audiences to accept. Despite that, Colligan feels they made the right move and is completely at peace with the divisive nature of Mother.
"It's this movie that when it's finished, it's like you've been assaulted", the 27-year-old actor said.
This movie is very audacious and fearless. "He's couched it in biblical metaphors, easy enough to pick up if you know in advance that they're there", the New York Post reported, calling the film a "Rorschach test of a movie to interpret however you like". This is our version. "We have to take back this movie, this is too much", she added, saying she was "consumed with feelings" after seeing the film. "And it's okay if some people don't like it". That may be the most interesting question Mother! can get us to ask ourselves. "I don't have anything set for two years", says the Oscar victor during her visit to "Today" show. In a sea of unnecessary sequels and reboots and cynical franchise grabs, it's refreshing to see a studio actually take a risk on something different.
Mother! was not going to have an easy time at this weekend's box office by a long shot. The movie has a reported production budget of $30 million and has grossed $13.5 million worldwide so far. But the Internet seems to think otherwise as it has an F CinemaScore from audiences who said they didn't understand it so maybe we don't have a leg to stand on.