Poor Things(2023)Movie Review

“Poor Things” is a 2023 film that has gained recognition for its original plot and impressive acting.

  1. Summary:
    “Poor Things” is set in Victorian London and follows the life of Bella, played by Emma Stone, who lives with Dr. Godwin Baxter, portrayed by Willem Dafoe. Bella behaves like a toddler at first, but as the story progresses, her character evolves and faces various challenges. The film explores themes of independence, sexual liberation, and patriarchal oppression .
  2. Performances:
    Emma Stone delivers a remarkable performance in the role of Bella. She skillfully portrays the character’s evolution from childlike origins to a sexually liberated woman. Stone’s comedic timing and precise portrayal of Bella’s growth make her performance captivating .
  3. Story and Themes:
    “Poor Things” is based on Alasdair Gray’s 1992 novel and adapted by Tony McNamara, the screenwriter of “The Favourite.” The film explores the journey of Bella, who is seen as a possession by the men in her life. It delves into themes of sexual liberation, consciousness, and societal expectations .
  4. Visuals and Production:
    The movie has received acclaim for its gorgeous visual elements, including the exquisite production design by James Price and Shona Heath, and costumes by Holly Waddington. The Victorian-inspired dream/nightmare backdrop is visually mesmerizing, reminiscent of “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.” The cinematography, particularly the use of a fisheye lens, adds to the intentionally disorienting atmosphere crafted by the director.

Dream Scenario(2023) details

Director:Yorgos Lanthimos
Writers:Tony McNamaraAlasdair Gray
Stars:Emma Stone、Mark Ruffalo、Willem Dafoe
Release date:December 8, 2023 (United States)
Countries of origin:Ireland、United Kingdom、United States
Also known as:Poor Things
Filming locations:Hungary
Production companies:Element Pictures、Film4、Searchlight Pictures
Running time:141 min.

Dream Scenario(2023) top cast

  • Emma Stone(Bella Baxter)
  • Mark Ruffalo(Duncan Wedderburn)
  • Willem Dafoe(Dr. Godwin Baxter)
  • Ramy Youssef(Max McCandles)
  • Vicki Pepperdine(Mrs. Prim)
  • Attila Dobai(Hapless Student)
  • Carminho(Fado Singing Woman)
  • Kate Handford(Kitty)
  • Zen Joshua Poisson(Lisbon Crying Baby)


Author:Gladys Walcott

My name is Gladys T. Walcott, and I’m a passionate fan of movies and TV shows. I enjoy writing reviews about films and TV shows, and I love to share my thoughts and opinions with others. I’m always open to discussions and feedback, so feel free to leave a comment and start a conversation with me.


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