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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (original title)
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The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

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Angela Robinson

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Angela Robinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Evans ... William Moulton Marston
Rebecca Hall ... Elizabeth Marston
Bella Heathcote ... Olive Byrne
Connie Britton ... Josette Frank
Monica Giordano ... Mary
JJ Feild ... Charles Guyette
Chris Conroy ... Brant Gregory
Oliver Platt ... M.C. Gaines
Maggie Castle ... Dorothy Roubicek
Alexa Havins ... Molly Stewart
Sharon Kubo Sharon Kubo ... Kate
Allie Gallerani ... Sara
Christopher Jon Gombos ... Fred Stewart (as Chris Gombos)
Forry Buckingham Forry Buckingham ... Doctor
Stacy Fischer Stacy Fischer ... Linda
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Storyline

Details the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive's feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston's children together. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman's creation.

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Meet the women behind the man behind the woman. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

R for strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women See more »

Filming Locations:

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$736,883, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$1,584,759

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,899,615
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Marstons' life has been previously adapted into the 2014 play "Lasso of Truth", written by Carson Kreitzer. The characters of Olive Byrne, Elizabeth Marston and William Moulton Marston were credited as "Amazon", "Wife" and "Inventor" respectively. The play premiered at the Marin Theatre Company in San Francisco. See more »

Goofs

A major scene early in the movie takes place in a Radcliffe College sorority. Radcliffe, which was later absorbed into Harvard University, never had sororities. Harvard has had fraternities. Theodore Roosevelt, for one, was in a fraternity at Harvard. Also, in, e.g., The Social Network, they discuss a Jewish fraternity at Harvard. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Marston: [on her knees] I thought I knew everything. I thought love wasn't enough. But it... It has to. It has to be enough because we cannot... We cannot live without you. I cannot live without you. Please, come back to us.
Olive Byrne: I want a new stove.
Elizabeth Marston: What?
Olive Byrne: The one you have is ancient, and the back burners don't work.
William Moulton Marston: We can get a new stove.
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Crazy Credits

Photos of real-life William Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and Olive Byrne are shown at the end of the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)
Written by Louis Prima
Performed by James Horner
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
15 April 2018 | by WubsTheFadgerSee all my reviews

Short and Simple Review by WubsTheFadger

The film shows the story of how Wonder Woman became to be. It is a story that should seem mundane, but Angela Robinson makes it exciting and real. The story is full of extremely sexual dialogue, moments, and visuals. The film is a great character study and also has a good amount of humor spattered throughout.

The acting is the best part of the film. Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans, and Bella Heathcote all perform phenomenally. Rebecca Hall delivers probably the best performance of her career as a narcissistic woman who is also brilliant.

The pacing is mostly good. The runtime is also a little overlong.

Pros: Exciting and real story, great character study, some good humor, amazing acting by Rebecca Hall, good overall acting, and a good ending

Cons: Some slow pacing and an overlong runtime

Overall Rating:.7.3


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