Searchlight Pictures debuted a new trailer for “Poor Things” on Thursday.
After introducing herself, Stone explains that her character, Bella Baxter, is “understanding what it is to be a member of society” in the Yorgos Lanthimos film. “The more autonomous she becomes, the more challenged these men seem to be by it,” Stone says of Bella. “It’s a very, very funny film.”
That might be typical of what any star and producer would say of their project, but in this case Stone is correct. “Poor Things” is one of the year’s funniest films, and its Frankenstein’s monster-like story also leaves room for trenchant observations about how women are treated by society.
“Poor Things” won raves after its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and audiences at the Telluride Film Festival and New York Film Festival were also captivated by its combination of laughs and social commentary. Reviews for Stone’s performance launched her to the front of an impressive and packed Best Actress race, while the film is expected to garner numerous other top nominations including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe, and Best Director for Lanthimos.
The only downside about “Poor Things,” at least for general audiences, is that the film doesn’t arrive in theaters until December 8.