Poor Things

142 mins.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
R
2023

Last day Thursday, Feb. 15.


Nominated for 11 Oscars:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actress (Emma Stone)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo)
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Production Design
  • Costume Design
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Original Score

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.


Winner of two Golden Globes: 

  • Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Emma Stone)

Winner of one Critic's Choice Award: 

  • Best Actress (Emma Stone)

“Already feels like an instant classic, 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

“Stuffed with rude delights, spry wit, radical fantasy and breathtaking design elements, the movie is a feast. And Emma Stone gorges on it in a fearless performance that traces an expansive arc most actors could only dream about.” –The Hollywood Reporter

“This is BARBIE on absinthe.” –CineVue