Poor Things

2023
7.6
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Title: Poor Things

Original Title: Poor Things

Year: 2023

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: January 12 2024
  • United States: December 08 2023

Plot

'Poor Things' tells the fantastic evolution and the incredible story of Bella Baxter, a young girl who is revived by the unorthodox and brilliant scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter. Bella is really interested in learn everything about the world, but always under the protection of Dr. Baxter. She really wants to see how is the normal live, something she doesn't have, so Bella decides to run away with Duncan Wedderburn, a wicked and sophisticated lawyer, with whom she will live a dizzying adventure across five continents. Without the prejudices of society of the moment, Bella will have a firm purpose in defending equality and liberation.

The film is based on the book by Alasdair Gray, and the script is written by Tony McNamara, this being the second collaboration between McNamara and Lanthimos ('The Favourite'). In the production of the film, we find Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Lowe and Emma Stone.

The film is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, acclaimed director for films like 'Lobster' and 'The Favourite', in which one Olivia Coleman won the Oscar for best actress. In the star role of Bella, we can see Emma Stone. Willem Dafoe plays Dr. Baxter, who creates Bella. As young Bella's lover, we find Mark Ruffalo as attorney Duncan Wedderburn.

Awards

  • 2024 Academy Awards (Oscars): 11 4
  • 2024 Golden Globes: 7 2
  • 2024 BAFTA Awards: 11 5

Cast

Director:

Yorgos Lanthimos Yorgos Lanthimos

Suzy Bemba

Suzy Bemba

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Bella Baxter

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo

Duncan Wedderburn

Ramy Youssef

Ramy Youssef

Max McCandles

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

Dr. Godwin Baxter

Christopher Abbott

Christopher Abbott

Alfie Blessington

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July 5 2023

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Trivia

Pictorial inspiration

Bella's character design was partially inspired by Egon Schiele's 1911 painting 'Nude Girl Standing With Long Black Hair & Blue-Black Drape'.

Music novelty

This is the first Yorgos Lanthimos's film to feature an original score by a composer. All his previous films used only existing music.

Inspired by classics.

After its premiere in Venice Film Festival, 'Empire Magazine' published the films that Yorgos Lanthimos gave the screenwriter Tony McNamara as reference for the tone and feel of the film: 'And the Ship Sails On', 'Belle de Jour' and 'Young Frankenstein'.

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