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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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 (Dafoe).

Cast

  • Emma Stone
  • Willem Dafoe
  • Vicki Pepperdine
  • Ramy Youssef
  • Jack Barton
  • Charlie Hiscock
  • Attila Dobai
  • Emma Hindle
  • Anders Olof Grundberg
  • Mark Ruffalo

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Verified Review

So no one is going to even acknowledge the fact that the main character has the brain of a child and is engaging in horrifically lewd sexual activity?? Pedophilic and disgusting. I love Yorgos' style, creativity and originality, but this was absolutely abhorrent. As a woman, I found it grotesquely offensive. This is not feminism.

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Niah V
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#horrible
#creepy
#notmyfave

Just cuz Ema Stone acts in a movie does not mean its gonna be good. there were no warning signs of this movie being so creepy and R++ rated.. I thought 2023 movie Menu was bad ,, but this one tops that. walked out of theater after suffering for 40 Minutes.

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Cajun C

Metacritic

100
Dec 8, 2023

Both literary and cinematic, “Poor Things” gives the audience everything we can ask for in a film—beauty and wonder; hefty ideas and clever storytelling; twists, shocks and laughter.

Metacritic review by Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith
Wall Street Journal
80
Dec 8, 2023

It has plenty of the bizarre visual flair Lanthimos cut his teeth on, from his signature extreme wide angles up to and including a bulldog with the head of a duck frolicking through a grand living room. Yet Poor Things, based on a 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, is joyous in its weirdness, joyous in its exploration and celebration of its strange, strange world. This movie is incredibly fun to watch.

Constance Grady
Vox
90
Sep 1, 2023

Lanthimos may have cobbled together a rambunctious psychosexual odyssey from many Frankensteinian parts — a little “Alice in Wonderland,” a dash of “Metropolis,” a soupçon of Voltaire by way of the Marquis de Sade — but he and his skilled collaborators have marshaled them into a remarkably coherent and purposeful vision.

Metacritic review by Justin Chang
Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times