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Mary Shelley (2017)

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The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.

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Haifaa Al-Mansour

Writers:

Emma Jensen, Haifaa Al-Mansour (additional writing by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elle Fanning ... Mary Shelley
Maisie Williams ... Isabel Baxter
Douglas Booth ... Percy Shelley
Stephen Dillane ... William Godwin
Bel Powley ... Claire Clairmont
Ben Hardy ... John Polidori
Joanne Froggatt ... Mary Jane Clairmont
Tom Sturridge ... Lord Byron
Hugh O'Conor ... Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ciara Charteris ... Harriet Shelley
Jack Hickey ... Thomas Hogg
Sarah Lamesch ... Eliza
Michael Cloke
Rasneet Kaur ... Jamie
Owen Richards ... William
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On 1814, during Regency era, Mary Wollstonecraft-Godwin is a 16-years-old aspiring writer who lives in London working in the bookshop of her father, renowned writer William Godwin, married by second time with Mary Jane Clairmont after the passing of Mary's mother, philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, and having a stepsister, Claire Clairmont. Casually, in a travel to Scotland in the house of a William's friends, Mary meets to the 21-years-old poet Percy Shelley, who shows a special interest on her. Returning to London a little time later, Mary unexpectedly meets again with Percy when Percy appears on her house asking William to be his pupil. Fascinated by Percy, Mary starts a bohemian and torrid relationship with him, despite the opposition of her father and her stepmother, specially after to discover Percy as a married man with one little son. Determined to be free and live on her own terms, Mary flees with Percy to live together, accompanied by Claire, who wants to live far from her ... Written by Chockys

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Her Greatest Love Inspired Her Darkest Creation See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and thematic elements including substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary Shelley - Un amore immortale See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,570, 27 May 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$97,321, 8 July 2018
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Maisie Williams and Stephen Dillane have also acted in Game of Thrones (2011). They never shared any scenes. See more »

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In one of the scenes that take place during the stay of Mary in Scotland, while the characters walk through the field, a group of lumberjacks is cutting logs. But although they raise the ax and the blow is heard, it is clear how their tool does not touch the wood. See more »

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Not for the comic-book hero fan
4 June 2018 | by twigg-d-82304See all my reviews

If you're looking for high-tech thrills and mindless entertainment with a comic book plot, then this movie is not for you. But if you have the patience and empathy to join a young woman in the discovery and pursuit of her passions; and the joys, hardships and bitter disillusionments that led to her producing a timeless masterpiece, then your 2 hours will be well spent!

Haifaa Al-Mansour deserves huge credit for giving 21st-century moviegoers an in-depth look into the life of a self-motivated, independent-minded, extremely creative girl-woman in male-dominated 18th-century Europe; and the pain and sacrifices endured, observed, analyzed and interpreted to produce her masterpiece Frankenstein. Two hours is not much time to portray such a life, but with the brilliant cast of Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth et al, Al-Monsour does the original creative genius cum heartbroken romantic feminist sweet and bitter justice!


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