Emma Stone shines in Yorgos Lanthimos’ graphic masterpiece, “Poor Things”

Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone’s highly anticipated collaboration, “Poor Things,” is already generating buzz as a potential classic.
In this unconventional tale, Stone portrays Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist, Dr. Goodwin Baxter, portrayed by Willem Dafoe. Under Baxter’s protection, Bella embarks on a transformative journey alongside the debauched lawyer Duncan Wedderburn, played by Mark Ruffalo.
The film has received rave reviews, with critics praising its unique blend of Lanthimos’ trademark eccentricity and graphic storytelling.
Film critic Alex Billington called it “the raunchiest film of the decade,” drawing comparisons to the provocative Antichrist.
Emma Stone’s performance as the Frankenstein-esque monster has drawn particular acclaim, with Variety’s Jazz Tangcay describing it as “pitch-perfect and remarkable.” Mark Ruffalo also earned praise for his role in the film.
Yasmine Kandil of DiscussingFilm hailed “Poor Things” as a phenomenal adaptation, highlighting Emma Stone’s enchanting career-best performance. The film showcases Lanthimos at the peak of his artistic expression.
With social media abuzz and critics lauding the film, “Poor Things” is poised to make a significant impact when it hits theatres on December 8. Moviegoers can expect a visually delicious and wildly entertaining experience that challenges conventions and explores themes of liberation and equality.

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