Movie Review and GIVEAWAY: Poor Things {ends 3/8}

Poor Things review and giveaway
*Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this film for reviewing purposes. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

I saw Poor Things in the theater a few weeks ago and honestly wasn't a huge fan of it, but I was still thinking about it days later. I did a rewatch with my fiance this weekend (first time watch for him) and actually liked it a lot better the second time—it's one of the more unique movies I've seen recently.

One of my lucky readers will win a digital copy of the film! Scroll down for details.

Movie Review and GIVEAWAY: Poor Things {ends 3/8}

About the movie:
From acclaimed filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, Searchlight Pictures’ award-winning Poor Things will be available from all major digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV and Vudu on February 27 and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from March 12, with exclusive bonus content.

Poor Things review and giveaway movie

Winner of Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress (Motion Picture Musical or Comedy) for Emma Stone at this year’s Golden Globe Awards®. It has been nominated for eleven Academy Awards® and eleven BAFTA Awards. Poor Things was also named one of the 10 best films of 2023 by both the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review. After taking the Lido by storm and winning the Golden Lion prize at Venice, the film continued to wow audiences also premiering at the Telluride Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, and on the international circuit.

Described as “nonstop bonkers brilliance” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter) and featuring “a dazzling Emma Stone performance" (Radhika Seth, Vogue) this wildly imaginative and exhilarating film is Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™ (92%) and is currently still delighting audiences in theatres across the country.

Poor Things review and giveaway movie

Film synopsis:
From filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone comes this incredible tale and fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under Baxter’s protection, Bella is eager to learn. Hungry for the worldliness she is lacking, Bella runs off with Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), a slick and debauched lawyer, on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation. Also starring Ramy Youssef, Christopher Abbott and Jerrod Carmichael, “Poor Things” was written by Tony McNamara, based on the book by Alasdair Gray, and produced by Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone.

Bonus features:
Possessing Beauty - The Making of Poor Things. Join Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, cast and crew in the making of this fantastical film. Explore the costumes, makeup and prosthetics in detail. Take a tour with Willem Dafoe and see how Godwin and Bella’s home mirrors and accommodates them both.

Deleted Things
Brothel Doctor
Alfie’s Chapter
Bella’s Notebook

* Bonus features vary by product and retailer

Poor Things review and giveaway movie

My review:
I'd probably still give this movie 3/5 ... it was indeed "bonkers," as one of the reviewers above said, but the cinematography and costuming was beautiful. The music was also very good, as it's been stuck in my head the entire weekend. 

Emma Stone was fabulous in the film so I can see why she won the Golden Globe for it (the movie itself also won for Best Comedy, although IMO this is more of a "dramedy"). Willem Dafoe was also excellent, and has been nominated for a few awards, and I thought Ramy Youssef (from Ramy, on Hulu) and Mark Ruffalo were also great, even though they haven't been getting any major award nominations.

If you like arthouse movies, you may enjoy this one. It was also surprisingly a little bloody/gory; it reminded me of Frankenstein meets Edward Scissorhands, in a weird way. 

For its uniqueness, though, the movie is definitely worth watching, especially for the strong performances, beautiful sets, and interesting plot.


One of my lucky readers will win a digital copy of Poor Things!

Enter via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Friday, March 8th, at 11:59pm ET, and winner will be notified the next day via email with their code. The code is redeemable at

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Digital copy of Poor Things

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