Jennifer Lawrence in Dolce & Gabbana at TIFF ‘mother!’ premiere: ugh or amazing?

42nd Toronto International Film Festival

Here are some photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Darren Aronofsky at the TIFF premiere of ‘mother!’. This has been a whirlwind promotion, probably because it comes out on Friday. It used to be the case that a September release meant that a movie didn’t have much Oscar potential, but in this brave new world of Oscar campaigning, many of the films which go on to win Oscars are first released in September and October. I’m just saying… don’t be surprised if ‘mother!’ has a lot of money behind it for an Oscar campaign.

As for the premiere photos…I think Jennifer has a new hair stylist traveling with her, and the hair stylist is mostly good. For many of J-Law’s appearances in the past week, I’ve remarked on how her hair is looking great. I’m sure she has some extensions in there, but much of it her own hair and it’s working out. The dress is Dolce & Gabbana and it’s BAD. It’s a dress made up of about seven “okay” design ideas all jammed together in one dress. It makes no sense.

Meanwhile, I’m still side-eyeing the crap out of Jennifer’s relationship with Darren Aronofsky. They are as big a cliche as can be – the controlling older man and the naive young actress, the domineering bully who uses his power, his authority and his intelligence to control her. Just my opinion. This is what she said about him at TIFF:

Jennifer Lawrence says Darren Aronofsky, her mother! director and boyfriend of a year, is “bold and brave”—and maybe a little twisted. The actress, 27, joined the director, 48, for a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday, where they discussed their upcoming horror thriller. And while Lawrence was instantly on board when she was offered the role, she joked that the script made her question Aronofsky’s sanity.

“It was an instant yes before I even read anything,” the Oscar winner said of joining the film. “He told me his ideas and I thought they were brilliant and unique and challenging. I’ve been a fan of his for years — I think he’s bold and brave, and I think I said brilliant. But I’ve been a fan, so once he told me the ideas floating around in his head I said yes. Then I got a script and when I read it I threw it across the room and told him he had severe psychological problems. But it’s a masterpiece.”

[From People]

Yes, how did they ever end up together? He wrote a role for her and she wouldn’t stop telling him that he was so brilliant. If you wrote this relationship as a script, the script wouldn’t be made because it’s such a f-cking cliche.

42nd Toronto International Film Festival - 'Mother' - Premiere

42nd Toronto International Film Festival - 'Mother' - Premiere

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  1. Kate says:

    I love her hair and makeup like this. She had a similar look when she first got popular, but then she signed with Dior and cut her hair, and her styling got kind of frumpy and aging for a while. This is so much fresher.

    I think that story shows we don’t have to worry about her. Very, very few actors would read an Aronofsky script, tell him it’s sick and that he has massive issues, and then leave it at that for a day before accepting. She knows her power in Hollywood, and she’s not scared of pissing people off.

  2. bread says:

    That is the ugliest dress I’ve seen in a very long time.

  3. HelloSunshine says:

    The way she talks about him (he’s so brilliant! 🙄) and the stories about him being controlling just make me sad for her. She annoys me but I always figured she was super independent and fiery, which I always respect (even if I find the person annoying). I feel like she’s lowered her flame and put out her brightness to let him shine and I’m not into it.

  4. lightpurple says:

    Why is she standing with her hands on her hips in every single picture?

  5. ichsi says:

    This dress is awful, I like the hair and make-up though and the cropped shirt and loose trousers she wore to the press call were absolutely stunning. So overall I’m digging her style on this tour. As for Aronofsky… I side-eye this relationship SO hard, ew ew ew.

  6. Nicole says:

    The more she talks the creepier her relationship with him sounds. Sounds like she’s his personal ego scratcher personally and professionally.
    Anyways this dress makes her look 40 and is beyond awful. Like my goodness what is going ON here?

    Btw this movie WAS slated for an october release aka prime oscar release season. Pretty sure it being bumped up a month in late august is not a good sign. I don’t think the studio is going to push for a campaign for this one. Just my thoughts.

    • Cami says:

      It was pushed up because Venice and TIFF wanted mother! to premiere at their film festivals. So paramount moved up film to benefit from festival Buzz. Paramount originally wasn’t going to festival that’s why it was scheduled in october. Currently it’s on 81 percent on RT. On MC it has not one negative review. People who saw it can’t stop talking about it. So it’s doing great for now!

      • Nicole says:

        Eh I’ve seen plenty of negative reviews so I expect that score to continue to drop. You don’t get booed for nothing. I’m not drinking the kool aid about this movie

      • Kate says:

        So many classic films and highly regarded art films have been booed at festivals. It’s not unusual, and in the case of a director like Aronofsky, it’s actually welcomed. He wasn’t trying to make a crowd pleaser, he was aiming for something deeply, viscerally polarising, and he succeeded.

        Polite clapping would have been a far worse result than booing.

      • magnoliarose says:


        The movie isn’t meant to be universally beloved or mainstream or even passive. It is intended to provoke a strong response. Aronofsky isn’t interested in direct story lines and concentrates on concepts and ideas. It is supposed to inspire debate and disagreements. I was told it would appeal to film buffs who like to get into the weeds with movies and dissect them.

    • Bridget says:

      Premiering at TIFF & Venice is literally the opposite of not having awards season hopes. At least half of the major Oscar contenders are premiering on the festival circuit.

    • Amide says:

      The word is the film is a big pretentious nothing. You can almost smell Aronofsky’s try-hard through the screen.
      I think audiences will also roll their eyes at it.

  7. QueenB says:

    While I loved her last look at the photocall this looks weird and not like her.

    Good for Darren for having found an attractive young thing to tell him how brilliant he is 🙄

  8. Kersplasha says:

    She looks like Jewel in these pictures

  9. Cleo says:

    Her face looks so…off in these pictures. Weird makeup choices or something. She looks like they were going for Blake Lively but forgot Jens face is round and full where Blake’s is long and slender.

  10. rachel says:

    I have to say she seems way happier promoting this movie than she was during the whole Passengers promotion. And yes her hair looks great, she’s at her peak beauty right now even if I hate this dress. Her team was trying for baby doll but this dress is ugly.

  11. OhDear says:

    It’s probably the makeup (esp. the eye makeup), but she looks … different, almost doll-like.

  12. Serene Wolf says:

    I love it. Very sexy Italiano vibe. 💕

  13. Andrea says:

    She looks like Blake lively here. The cat eyes and theexaggerated pout…also perhaps the way she is posing with her hands on her hips?

  14. K says:

    I was never a fan of hers but I love the dress. He silhouette makes her look great. This is something Scarlett Johansson would wear and I used to love her style.

  15. Natalie S says:

    Her quotes about Aronofsky remind me of Julia Roberts. Tremendous hyperbolic praise alternating with ball-busting.

  16. Nic919 says:

    I saw this last night. The film is messed up and there won’t be Oscar talk for Jennifer this one.
    The movie is about 10 minutes too long in the second half and needs an editor

    The dress looks better in person. The bottom part sparkles and works under the lights.

  17. Leelee says:

    She is being ruined by her handlers and asshat boyfriend. She looks like every other two bit starlet.

  18. Justine says:

    Why does her face look so different?

  19. Chem says:

    She looks like Amy Schumer here

  20. LizLemonGotMarried says:

    I’m alone but…I love the skirt and top or dress or whatever it is. I think she elevates whatever she puts on because her figure is so perfect, for one, and for two, the sparkles and the bustier are beautiful. Maybe I spent too much time in Dollywood as a child. I do think the ribbon should have been solid black and I would have liked to see a less obvious shoe choice. *hangs head in shame*

  21. Narak says:

    That dress looks like a bordello lampshade, and her breasts know it, they are trying to escape, one in each direction.
    I will totally see the movie

  22. cecila c says:

    I saw mother last week in London. It’s not going to win any Oscars: it’s too divisive. However, it’s going to be remembered and fought over in ten years time, when most Oscar winners are forgotten. It’s messy in places, but has massive impact – and Lawrence is tremendously good in a non-showy, restrained role. Her best performance.

  23. Georgia says:

    I don’t like the dress but I think it would much improve if we could yank off the silly ribbon

  24. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    Her hair and makeup look great! The dress is weird but still better than the stuff Dior puts her in. I always forget how great a body she has.

    She needs to run away from the boyfriend immediately.

  25. Who ARE These People? says:

    Belle Watling will cut the ribbon for her latest enterprise, the Peachtree Saloon, this evening at 10.

  26. serena says:

    Terrible styling and dress, even her make up is bad.. it’s making her look like Megan Tranoir.

  27. Chris says:

    I saw this movie as well and it’s not awards material. At all. The third act is a mess. Darren tried to incorporate too many ideas into one movie and it’s just a mess. And that ending, completely just for shock value and it’s disgusting.

    I am hoping a friend or one of family members knock some sense into this girl. Darren is an asshole and she deserves far better than him.

  28. SM says:

    Well. It is one thing to fangirl someone and then to hook up and date that person but it is complitely different in this case. The way she talks about him (as well as about David O Russell) seems like she has a pattern of being drawn to men who are mean or controlling towards her. Her “I pointed out he has psychological problems” does not salvage this because obviously they both have their share of psychological problems. Oh how I miss the time she dated Nic Hoult. He probably was not rough enough for her

    • lucy2 says:

      Her (different) relationships with both of those directors makes me wonder about her. She seems like a straight forward, strong willed person, who keeps putting herself in situations where she can’t be that. I’m not surprised that she’s interested in dating older guys right now, but I hope this relationship is equal – which is hard to do when it starts with one being the boss of the other.

  29. Veronica says:

    I dislike the bottom half of the dress. It makes the whole thing look too busy. And maybe too tight? I feel like she looks uncomfortable in it. Her makeup is interesting. Definitely better with the lighter contouring, but we don’t often see her with that heavy liner – it really changes the whole look of her face, makes it almost doll like.

  30. Erica_V says:

    How can a dress have both too much fabric and not enough at the same time? Hideous!

    Hair & makeup look beautiful tho!

    I’m not a horror movie fan (too squeamish & jumpy) but I love to read the plots. I’ll give him this – he & the studio have done a fantastic job not letting people know what the movie is really about. The few and far between spoilers I’ve found don’t give away much and based on reviews – you’re either going to love it or hate it.

  31. Pabena6 says:

    That first picture is hella confusing, because the white lining (or whatever that is) of the skirt lines up perfectly with the banner behind her. It makes her look like she has transparent thighs. Such a weird optical illusion.

  32. phatypopo says:

    I think the shoes are killing the outfit for me.

  33. Mo says:

    2005 called and they want her dress, hair, and makeup back lol. I think she looks really cute, except for the dress (burn it). Also, she looks a like she gained a little weight in her face and arms, could be just PMS bloat.

  34. Kimberly says:

    LOVE the makeup. A major improvement.
    Hate the dress but if someone like Zendeya or Rihanna wore this same thing, they would pull it off with ease.