Critics have hailed her brand new performance as “the best performance of her entire career”. Emma Stone In poor creatures ,poor things), the new film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, which, upon its debut, won the Golden Lion, the highest award at the Venice International Film Festival.
The story focuses on the fascinating transformation of Bella Baxter (Stone), inspired by her journey frankenstein By Mary Shelley. The film begins with Dr. Godwin Baxter discovering his inert body (willem dafoe), who sets out to revive him in an unconventional experiment: replacing his brain with that of a newborn baby. This radical change exposes Bella to an unknown world with no sense of morality or self-identity, triggering a series of moral and ethical dilemmas.
The script is an adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name, published in 1992, which presents contemporary issues such as feminism, sexuality and gender through a science fiction lens. Lanthimos and Stone’s previous collaboration continues Favorite It had already proven successful, and its reunion in this project promised a similar alchemy, which ultimately exceeded expectations.
For Ryan Lattanzio indiewire: “The best film of Lanthimos’ career. Extremely funny, whimsical and strange, sardonic and candid, so full of love that trying to analyze it here seems a regrettable response to the film’s ambitions.
For Maureen Lee Lenker Entertainment Weekly: “This is undoubtedly the greatest performance of Stone’s career, her wide eyes used perfectly to convey Bella’s wonder at the world. Holly Waddington’s costumes, a mix of Vivienne Westwood-esque Victorian, punk and mod, aid her transformation. She is a talented actress and fits Lanthimos’ tone perfectly, which is a strange blend of black comedy, farce and social commentary.”
Davis for Rooney hollywood reporter: “Filled with silly delights, lively wit, groundbreaking imagery and stunning design elements, this film is a treat. And Emma Stone shines in a fearless performance that charts a broader arc most actors can only dream of.
For Stephanie Zacharek Time,poor creatures It might have benefited from a few cuts, but this is Lanthimos’ best film to date, a strange, beautiful-looking picture that exudes generosity to both its characters and its audience. And the stone, so luminous, imparts its own vibrant vibrancy.
for guy lodge Diversity: “It’s a vastly absurd odyssey, positively compact at a galloping 141 minutes, featuring a variety of settings and mature supporting characters, all played with relish, but a stunning performance from Stone Are inspired by.”
In the beginning, poor creatures It was scheduled to be released in international theaters on September 8, but was delayed by three months due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike, rescheduling its worldwide release to December 8, 2023.