Emma Stone is Bella Baxter ‘flawed’ experiment in person and we have another UK Trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos‘ Poor Things courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.
The trailer is short but sweet and showcases the whacky off beat tone of the film. It’s whimsical and it’s a film the steps into Terry Gillam fantasy tone, however this is a Alasdair Gray book nothing is straight forward in his books.
Emma Stone is Bella and this film is her fascinating tale , even evolution of her character. Brought back to life thanks to Doctor Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe), as she evolves she wants to experience more. That opportunity comes in the shape of the rather debauched Duncan Wedderburn ( Mark Ruffalo).
Last month myself and Clotilde Chinnici reviewed the film on episode 21 of The Chronicle film podcast. We where divide in opinion, Clotilde loved the film, I thought it went too far in places. Click on the link below the trailer to listen to that episode.
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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 (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.
Poor Things also stars Ramy Youssef, Jerrod Carmichael and Christopher Abbot. You can see the film in UK and Irish cinemas from 12th January 2024.