Poor Things (2023)

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From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes the incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

Poor Things Review

‘Poor Things’ features a weird, winning turn from Emma Stone but is sure to be divisive. This new movie from ‘The Favourite’ director Yorgos Lanthimos is typically peculiar and could be off-putting to some.

In theaters December 8th, ‘Poor Things’ is the latest slab of eccentricity from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who seems to attract applause and head-scratching in near equal measure. The filmmaker has brought us the likes of odd family drama ‘Dogtooth’, offbeat romantic drama ‘The Lobster’, horror mystery ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ and, most recently, his Oscar-winning historical comedy drama ‘The Favourite’, which started his collaboration with actor Emma Stone. She’s back for his latest, a skewed version of a ‘Frankenstein’-alike mad scientist story that goes to some very strange places but also has interesting things to say about female power and misogyny.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:December 22nd, 2023 - Buy Tickets
On Digital & Streaming:February 27th, 2024 - Watch Now
On DVD & Blu-ray:March 12th, 2024 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$35,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$117,607,117 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Daniel Battsek, Ollie Madden
Production Companies:Searchlight Pictures, Film4 Productions, TSG Entertainment, Element Pictures, Limp, Fruit Tree