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Year
2023
Runtime
141 min.
Director
Yorgos Lanthimos
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Rating *
8.4
Votes *
0
Checks
1,712
Favs
277
Dislikes
15
Favs/checks
16.2% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Yorgos Lanthimos's Poor Things can, on the surface, be compared to The Favourite - Emma Stone, a period piece, a similarly-shot dance number - but it's really a throwback to Dogtooth in the way it presents isolated children whose worldview is affected by the lies they are told, limited environment they thrive in, and the absence of "the real world". And it's also a Promethean story, with Emma Stone's Bella, a grown woman with a child's mind (which should make you squirm given the amount of sexual content is in the film), developing much as the Monster does in Mary Shelley's book. She's the Monster twice removed, in a way, since her own creator, who she calls "God" (for Godwin), is himself severely deformed by way of HIS father's experiments. Very strange sights, fish eye lenses, and discordant music create an arresting look for this darkly comical steampunk fable. What it's really about is bodily autonomy, as Bella insists on her liberty, discovers who she is and was, makes choices for herself, and resists patriarchal subjugation from the men who would love/possess her. 1 month ago
  2. epicureanlotus's avatar

    epicureanlotus

    So imaginative, mesmerising, funny, and deep, Poor Things is a masterclass in character development and production design. The film may not be as tightly wrought as The Favourite, but its ambition is so much greater, and there are few films that truly immerse you in the experience of self-discovery as this one does. Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, and Willem Dafoe give some of the best performances of their careers, Robbie Ryan's cinematography is simply stunning, and the script and world-building always manage to surprise and delight. This is the sort of film that I couldn't imagine anyone but Yorgos Lanthimos daring to create, and he pulls it off with flying colours. 4 weeks ago
  3. TheodorIDontKnow's avatar

    TheodorIDontKnow

    Formidable. 3 weeks 2 days ago
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