Greystones Film Club: Poor Things

Poor Things (Ireland/UK/US/18/141mins) There’s all kinds of malice in Yorgos Lanthimos’ wonderland, but there’s also a surprising amount of delicious and devilish humour.

Emma Stone is Bella Baxter, the baby doll creation of Willem Dafoe’s quite possibly mad Victorian professor (dubbed The Monster by his medical students), her blossoming sexuality leading Bella to follow Mark Ruffalo’s self-confessed cad-about-town out into the great, wide, wicked world.

As her world jumps from black and white to colour, Bella’s undiluted passions soon follow, free from the social norms and driven by an insatiable appetite for new sensations.

Based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, Poor Things won four Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, 5 BAFTAs, with Stone rightly picking up Best Actress at all three.

Past Performances

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Greystones Players presents Americana
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Eleanor McEvoy
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