Spoilers for mother!

mother! leaves audiences with a lot of questions. What just happened? What does it all mean? Is this really about director Darren Aronofsky and star Jennifer Lawrence’s generation-spanning relationship? But, on a more tangible scale, the biggest question many will be asking is what exactly the poem Javier Bardem wrote is?

Bardem plays Him, a poet struck with writer’s block serving as both a representation of the director and of God, who spends the first half of the movie prevaricating from his work by welcoming Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeffer (and later their entire extended social circle) into his house. When Lawrence’s mother, unbearably stressed by the ...

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