Poor Things

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Streaming charts last updated: 09:21:15, 02/12/2023

Poor Things is 150 on the JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts today. The movie has moved down the charts by -9 places since yesterday. In the United Kingdom, it is currently more popular than Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory but less popular than 2 Fast 2 Furious.


After Bella Baxter is brought back to life, she goes on an international tour of exploration fueled by curiosity and a desire for true liberation

After Dr Godwin Baxter, in a Frankenstein-style resurrection, brings a woman known as Bella back to life, she lives under his guardianship while relearning the world. However, when she meets the lawyer Duncan Wedderbum, she embarks on a world-wide journey of exploration free of modern prejudices with the sole desire to be treated as a liberated equal.

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What to know

Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, and Willem Dafoe star in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Frankenstein-esque tale

Poor Things is an upcoming surrealist sci-fi film produced by Film4 Productions, Fruit Tree, Element Pictures, and TSG Entertainment. The film is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, who is known for his works, which often contain dark humour and unsettling themes such as The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and The Favourite. Poor Things is adapted from Alasdair Gray’s novel of the same name. The screenplay is written by Tony McNamara, who previously collaborated with Lanthimos on The Favourite, co-wrote Cruella, and created the series The Great.

Academy Award-winner Emma Stone stars as Bella Baxter, a resurrected woman who attempts to live a truly authentic life. Willem Dafoe stars as Dr Godwin Baxter, the doctor who brings Bella back to life. Mark Ruffalo stars as Duncan Wedderbum, a lawyer with whom Bella runs off to embark on her new life’s adventure. They are all joined by American comedians Jerrod Carmichael, who plays Harry Astley, and Ramy Youssef, who plays Max McCandles. Also featuring in the film’s strong cast are Christopher Abbott, Kathryn Hunter, Margaret Qualley, Wayne Brett, and Suzy Bemba.

Production News

  • February 4, 2021
    • It is reported that Yorgos Lanthimos will adapt Alasdair Gray novel Poor Things, with Emma Stone as the star. (Source: Empire)
  • March 10, 2021
    • Willem Dafoe is cast opposite Emma Stone as Dr Godwin Baxter in Poor Things. (Source: Deadline)
  • April 13, 2021
    • Comedian Ramy Youssef is reported to have been cast in Poor Things. (Source: Deadline)
  • May 25, 2021
    • Mark Ruffalo and Jerrod Carmichael join the cast of Poor Things. (Source: Variety)
  • April 28, 2023
    • First-look images from the production are released, displaying the film’s unique style and humour. (Source: Collider)
  • May 11, 2023
    • A teaser trailer for Poor Things is released, showing Emma Stone’s Bella Baxter being resurrected. (Source: YouTube)
  • June 8, 2023
    • The first full-length trailer for the movie is released, showing the full cast of characters played by Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, and Mark Ruffalo in their over-the-top roles. (Source: YouTube)
  • July 27, 2023
    • Poor Things’ release date is pushed back in the UK to January 12, 2024, with its premiere set for August 30, 2023 at the Venice Film Festival. (Source: Collider)
  • August 31, 2023
    • It is announced that Poor Things will be screened at the BFI London Film Festival taking place between October 4 and 15. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 30, 2023
    • A new featurette is released, showing actress Emma Stone discussing the making of the film, and compassionately looking at her character's learning curve when arriving in the real world. (Source: Collider)
  • September 1, 2023
    • Poor Things receives a 10-minute and 37-second standing ovation from the audience at the Venice Film Festival. The time is one of the best ever seen at the festival and signals to cinema-goers that the film is not to be missed. (Source: Deadline)
  • September 6, 2023
    • Poor Things wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. (Source: The Playlist)

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Comedy, Science-Fiction, Romance


2h 21min

Age rating


Production country

Ireland, United Kingdom, United States


Yorgos Lanthimos


Emma Stone
Bella Baxter
Mark Ruffalo
Duncan Wedderburn
Willem Dafoe
Godwin Baxter
Ramy Youssef
Max McCandless
Jerrod Carmichael
Harry Astley
Christopher Abbott
Alfie Blessington
Margaret Qualley
Suzy Bemba
Kathryn Hunter
Vicki Pepperdine
Mrs. Prim
Hanna Schygulla
Martha Von Kurtzroc
Jack Barton
Fop 1
Charlie Hiscock
Fop 2
Attila Dobai
Hapless Student
Anders Olof Grundberg
Kid in London Street
Fado Singing Woman
Gustavo Gomes
Arguing Man
Kate Handford
Owen Good
Vivienne Soan
István Göz
Winking Man
Tamás Szabó Sipos
Lisbon Dancing Man
Tom Stourton
Miles Jovian
Gangplank Steward 2
Jeremy Wheeler
Ship Officer
Patrick de Valette
Raphaël Thiéry
Saveur the Butcher
Boris Gillot
Hubert Benhamdine
Handsome Priest
Laurent Winkler
Paris Medical School Surgeon
Andrew Hefler
Leg Humping Guy
Damien Bonnard
Noah Breton
Son 1
Roderick Hill
Man in Park
Wayne Brett
John Locke
David, Alfie's Butler
Keeley Forsyth
Allison, Alfie's Maid
David Bromley
Alfie's Doctor