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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

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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

Writer:

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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Ever wonder? 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El profesor Marston y la Mujer Maravilla See more »

Filming Locations:

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$736,883, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,584,759, 20 November 2017
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Rebecca Hall & Luke Evans were both in Bonobos:Back to the Wild. A drama about renowned naturalist Claudine Andre who worked to save the endangered bonobo apes of the Congo. See more »

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In the auditorium, modern Exit signs and modern HVAV vents can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Brant Gregory: What is your intention towards Olive?
William Moulton Marston: I don't understand...
Brant Gregory: I didn't ask you. I know what your intention is, you're rather obvious.
[indicating Elizabeth]
Brant Gregory: What is *your* intention towards Olive?
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Photos of real-life William Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and Olive Byrne are shown at the end of the movie. See more »


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Old Timer
Written and Performed by Tom Howe
Courtesy of Feature Production Music Ltd
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captivating, highly original and a must see
13 June 2018 | by rogier-86785See all my reviews

This movie is a highly original love story that is surprisingly subtle given the unconventional nature of the relationship and family life of these three people. In their love for one another they laid the seeds for the best modern day fictional power woman known to us. But that is really not the core of this extremely well crafted film.

This wonder woman is not so much a force of feminism but ultimately something greater: a force of love and truth that conquers all. It includes all of love's concepts and translates them in an almost perfect visual language. The film casually marries all kinds of psychologically fascinating questions by showing us what love really means and does to us, even it is not the 'standard' family structure or missionary position. And it does so with surprising ease.

This leaves a film that is emotionally captivating from beginning to end. It has all these concepts and questions... but it just wraps them all firmly in that loving blanket. You really feel the affection between the main characters. You can almost touch it, that's how good the directing and performances are. It doesn't try to tell us what love is, it just shows us onscreen.

And the result is the extraordinary Wonder Woman, reminding us that nothing is ordinary about true love.


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