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‘mother!’: Take This Quiz to Find Out If You’ll Love or Hate the Year’s Most Divisive Movie

Questions include "What is the crux of man's eternal struggle?"

Jennifer Lawrence in mother!, from Paramount Pictures and Protozoa Pictures.


Photo credit: Niko Tavernise

mother!” has been testing viewers’ sensibilities since screening at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, where it was met with largely favorable reviews. Since opening in more than 2,300 theaters last week, however, it’s proven unappealing to multiplex audiences. Darren Aronofsky’s hotly debated thriller earned a rare “F” CinemaScore and stumbled at the box office, with many apparently finding it too strange, dense, or otherwise unlikable.

Might you be one of them? A new quiz is here to help you figure that out. Created by Vulture, the 15-question test asks a range of questions, from the straightforward (“Do you like movies?”) to the elliptical (“That same person quotes ‘Infinite Jest’ at you later in bed, then laughs ruefully and says, ‘I’ve read that book 40 times and I still feel like I’m learning from David.’ Do you:…”).

There are two results, natch: “You’ll hate it” (“You’re going to hate ‘Mother!,’ and in a horrible twist of fate, you have just made Darren Aronofsky’s day”) and “You’ll love it” (You’ll probably love ‘Mother!’ If not, just blame your own mother. You always do”). Find out which category you belong to here.

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