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Poor Things

“Often beautiful, never pretty, occasionally creepy and perpetually surprising, Poor Things lives in Stone’s fiery eyes; her performance is, to borrow Bella’s words, a changeable feast.” – Seattle Times

“The best movie of the year.” – RogerEbert.com

“You won’t know what hit you, which is just one reason why I’m rabid to see it again.” – ABC News

“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.” – Wall Street Journal 

“mordantly funny, whimsical and wacky, unprecious and unpretentious, filled with so much to adore that to try and parse it all here feels like a pitiful response to the film’s ambitions.” – indieWire

93% on Rotten Tomatoes


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.