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Year
2023
Runtime
141 min.
Director
Yorgos Lanthimos
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
0
Checks
3,284
Favs
433
Dislikes
36
Favs/checks
13.2% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
12:1
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  1. TheodorIDontKnow's avatar

    TheodorIDontKnow

    Formidable. 4 months 1 week ago
  2. 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. 4 months 2 weeks ago
  3. jerichoholic's avatar

    jerichoholic

    Absolute madness from start to finish. Weirdly feminist, as most of the male characters were either impotent/weak or aggressive/controlling, yet it didn't feel like it was anti-men. It seemed to explore human sexuality in a way I've never seen before in film. Enjoyed it quite a lot, and is my favorite of all the Oscar nominations for Best Picture from those I've seen so far. 4 months 3 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #3 in iCheckMovies's 2020s Top 100
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  3. This movie ranks #47 in IMDb's Sci-Fi Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #67 in Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
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  5. This movie ranks #159 in Golden Globe Award - Best Motion Picture
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  6. This movie ranks #478 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  7. This movie ranks #603 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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