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Poor Things

Yorgos Lanthimos |Ireland/UK |2023 |142min
Cast: Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo, Christopher Abbott, Jerrod Carmichael , Ramy Youssef , Margaret Qualley


April 12:4:45 pm, 7:20 pmApril 13:2:00 pm, 4:45 pm, 7:20 pm

Winner of 4 Academy Awards!

Yorgos Lanthimos’ (The Favourite) seductively surreal Poor Things has already been showered with honors — including the Golden Lion best film award at the Venice Film Festival. It is a delicious, unpredictable mix of horror, science-fiction, romance, comedy and sex …set in a world of exhilarating, Wes Anderson-style visual delights. Poor Things, which takes place in an especially fantastical late 19th century, is basically a twist on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  Emma Stone, in what, no doubt, will turn out to be her most memorable role, is Bella Baxter, a brain-dead woman “reanimated” by Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe) with the brain of a baby. But she’s no Frankenstein’s monster frightening the pitchfork-toting masses. With the wide-eyed wonder of a child, she wanders the globe to explore what’s beyond the good doctor’s four walls. She discovers a world constantly teetering between cruelty and kindness as she searches for her place in it while finding her strength as a woman. Emma Stone throws herself into the role of Bella Baxter with a breathtaking sense of abandon and a wonderful sense of comic timing. –Houston Chronicle

“Poor Things is smart and bonkers in all the right ways. This is why it is, arguably, the best film of the year.” –Salon.com

“It’s a bravura piece of physical theatre by Stone, totally committed, without a trace of vanity, progressing a little every time we see her, until finally she is fully self-possessed, lithe and articulate.”–New Statesman

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