I went to this film by myself recently-it didn't seem like the kind if thing my Florida friends would enjoy and boy was I right! Have you seen it? I'm torn about it but we may be able to discuss it well even if nobody else has seen it yet.
It's difficult to adequately explain. It's sort of a feminized Frankenstein tale with a really odd, disgusting twist. Emma Stone plays the creature, Bella, and is pretty interesting in the role. Mark Ruffalo plays one of her lovers and he just turns my stomach in his role. Willam Dafoe is her creator, Godwyn, mostly referred to as "God".
The cinematography is fanciful, breathtaking at times, absurd at others. It's set in a stylized Victorian era. The soundtrack is cacaphony. Outside Frankenstein vibes, you've never seen this film.
But...Stone plays a woman whose mind is infantile to adolescent and the men in the film do nothing but take advantage of her and abuse her. Or do they? She initiates it all-so how much are the men responsible for?
I wanted to enjoy the thing for its bizarre aspects-and there are many-but that abuse thing was just permeating everything. Is it just me??
Have you ever heard of Yorgos Lanthimos, the director? I take it he's known for the bizarre.