Poor Thing

poor thing

Poor Thing, Brought back to life through an unorthodox scientific procedure, Bella Baxter (Emma Stone) finds herself in Victorian London with a second chance. But this new Bella is a unique blend of memories and personalities, thanks to a brain transplant. As she embarks on a whirlwind adventure with a lawyer (Willem Dafoe), Bella fights for her independence and navigates a world filled with societal constraints. This darkly comedic/sci-fi film explores themes of identity, gender, and the boundaries of science.

Poor Thing

Poor Thing

Duration:2 hr 21 min
Release date: September 8, 2023
Genre: Comedy / Sci-Fi
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos IMDb rating: 7.1

Poor Thing Box Office Collection

Budget: $35 million
Opening Weekend: $5.8 million
Gross USA: $18.7 million
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $32.4 million


Venice International Film Festival
Golden Lion
UNIMED Award – Best Film
AACTA International Awards
Best International Screenplay
National Board of Review
Top Ten Films
Best Supporting Actor
Best Adapted Screenplay
Nevada Film Critics Society
Best Actress


Emma StoneBella Baxter
Mark RuffaloGottfried Gottfried
Willem DafoeBarry Lyndon
Olivia ColmanMrs. Bolitho
Richard RoxburghDiogenes
Jonathan ArisMr. MacReady
Jessie BuckleyCharlotte Trundle
Harry DickinsonEdgar
Fergus O’DonnellDicken
Ramsey NasrLord Blackwood

Writer and Director

Tony McNamara Writer
Yorgos Lanthimos Director