• Mary Shelley (2018)

Mary Shelley

Release Date: May 25th, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Mary Wollstonecraft's family disapproves when she and poet Percy Shelley announce their love for each other. The family is horrified when it finds that the couple has eloped, accompanied by Mary's half-sister, Claire. While staying in the home of Lord Byron at Lake Geneva, the guests are challenged to write a ghost story, which leads Mary to conceive her novel "Frankenstein."

Cast: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Tom Sturridge, Stephen Dillane, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt, Ben Hardy

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour

Genres: Historical drama , Biography , Romance

Production Co: Juliette Films, Sobini Films, IFC Films, Parallel Films

Keywords: Quest , Love , Forbidden love , Sister , Emotional , Creative , House , Rise , London , Passionate , England , Endearing , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Mary Shelley is a luscious-looking spectacle, drenched in the colors and visceral sensations of nature, the sensuality of young lovers, the passionate disappointment of loss and betrayal. But above all it is a film about ideas that breaks out of the well-worn mold of period drama (partly, anyway) by reaching deeply into the mind of the extraordinary woman who wrote the Gothic evergreen Frankenstein. show more

  • 39
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    The film undercuts its admiration of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley by judging, harshly, her life choices and reducing her timeless masterpiece to simplistic metaphor for a lousy marriage. Mary Shelley deserves better than Mary Shelley. show more

  • 70
    Allan HunterScreen International

    Mary Shelley is ultimately the story of a woman finding her own voice and asserting her independence and that will be the heart of its appeal. show more

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