• Director(s)

    Yorgos Lanthimos

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Genre(s)

    Romance, Science Fiction

  • Approx. running minutes

    141m

  • Cast

    Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe

Film

Poor Things

strong sex, nudity, very strong language

An unusual woman goes on a journey of self-discovery and sexual enlightenment in this coming-of-age sci-fi comedy drama. Although she comes face to face with cruelty and abuse, the tone never darkens for long.

An unusual woman goes on a journey of self-discovery and sexual enlightenment in this coming-of-age sci-fi comedy drama. Although she comes face to face with cruelty and abuse, the tone never darkens for long.

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Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

language

sex

drugs

sexual violence and sexual threat

injury detail

nudity

theme

  • Director(s)

    Yorgos Lanthimos

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Genre(s)

    Romance, Science Fiction

  • Approx. running minutes

    141m

  • Cast

    Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe

One or more of the releases in this collection was cut.

strong sex, nudity, very strong language
Classified Date:
01/01/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK
Cuts:
We originally saw this film for advice. We informed the distributor we would be likely to classify the film 18 on condition that changes be made to one short sequence depicting sexual activity in the presence of children. This is in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1978. When the distributor submitted the film for formal classification, the scene had been re-edited, and we were able to classify the film 18.
violence
There is moderate comic violence when a woman shoots a man's foot. It is implied that a man breaks a gull's neck.
language
There is use of very strong language ('c**t'), as well as strong language ('f**k'), and other terms such as 'whore' and 'bitch'. There is a use of the discriminatory term, 'retard'.
sex
There is a scene of BDSM sex involving restraints and a gag. There are regular strong sex scenes which feature nudity and multiple positions. There are multiple strong references to sex, masturbation, ejaculation and oral sex.
drugs
There are fleeting references to amphetamines, heroin and cocaine, all three of which a cancer patient claims to be high on.
sexual violence and sexual threat
Men exploit a vulnerable woman and take sexual advantage of her. A naive young woman grabs another woman's genitals. A man threatens to mutilate a woman's genitals.
injury detail
A woman stabs the eyes of a corpse repeatedly. In a surgical procedure, a corpse's brain is pulled out the back of its head, in close up detail. There are images of dead babies. There are other strong images of brain matter, anatomy lessons, close up surgery and bloodshed. A woman squashes a frog.
nudity
There is regular full male and female nudity, often in a sexual context.
theme
Men treat a woman abusively in a domestic context, depriving her of society, controlling her and threatening to drown her. She continually gets the better of them. A man tells of domestic abuse at the hands of his father.
suicide and self-harm
A woman takes her own life by drowning.
strong sex, nudity, very strong language
Classified Date:
23/02/2024
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Elevation Sales Ltd BVHE
violence
There is moderate comic violence when a woman shoots a man's foot. It is implied that a man breaks a gull's neck.
language
There is use of very strong language ('c**t'), as well as strong language ('f**k'), and other terms such as 'whore' and 'bitch'. There is a use of the discriminatory term, 'retard'.
sex
There is a scene of BDSM sex involving restraints and a gag. There are regular strong sex scenes which feature nudity and multiple positions. There are multiple strong references to sex, masturbation, ejaculation and oral sex.
drugs
There are fleeting references to amphetamines, heroin and cocaine, all three of which a cancer patient claims to be high on.
sexual violence and sexual threat
Men exploit a vulnerable woman and take sexual advantage of her. A naive young woman grabs another woman's genitals. A man threatens to mutilate a woman's genitals.
injury detail
A woman stabs the eyes of a corpse repeatedly. In a surgical procedure, a corpse's brain is pulled out the back of its head, in close up detail. There are images of dead babies. There are other strong images of brain matter, anatomy lessons, close up surgery and bloodshed. A woman squashes a frog.
nudity
There is regular full male and female nudity, often in a sexual context.
theme
Men treat a woman abusively in a domestic context, depriving her of society, controlling her and threatening to drown her. She continually gets the better of them. A man tells of domestic abuse at the hands of his father.
suicide and self-harm
A woman takes her own life by drowning.
Classified Date:
29/11/2023
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
WDSMP UK
Classified Date:
06/06/2023
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
WDSMP UK
Classified Date:
23/02/2024
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Elevation Sales Ltd BVHE
  • Classified date

    23/02/2024

  • Language

    English