Mary Shelley

Her Greatest Love Inspired Her Darkest Creation.


Mary Shelley
Although she will always be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein’s monster, the real life story of Mary Shelley, and the creation of her immortal monster, is nearly as fantastic as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father in 18th-century London, she is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world, when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley. So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform her and fuel the writing of her Gothic master-work. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channelled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

What was he thinking wearing a jacket like that?
What was he thinking wearing a jacket like that?

Credits

Cast
Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Stephen Dillane,Tom Sturridge, Joanne Froggatt, Bel Powley, Ben Hardy
Director
Haifaa Al-Mansour
ScreenplayEmma Jensen, Haifaa Al-Mansour
MusicAmelia Warner
CinematographyDavid Ungaro
EditingAlex Mackie
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byBFI Film Fund, Gidden Media, HanWay Films, Juliette Films, Parallel Films, Sobini Films, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, romance
LanguageLow impact, infrequent foul language.
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceLow impact, infrequent scenes of violence, including emotional violence, death, drowning and slapping.
PrejudiceLow impact, infrequent cases of sexism, gender bias and women exclusion.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
1
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Deborah Young quote iconTrials of a fiery, free-spirited woman.
10
24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconFor its biographical content, Mary Shelley is an interesting watch if you’re a literary aficionado interested in the Romantics of that time, but on a film-level it fails to deliver an impactful story of a women’s fight for her place in life, encumbered by cliché emotion and rigid writing.
5
Metacritic.com
28 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
100 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconMary Shelley smooths out its subject’s fascinating life and fails to communicate the spark of her classic work, undermining fine period detail and a solid Elle Fanning performance.
7
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconInteresting but uneven drama about famous female author.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
8 users
13
Rottentomatoes users
363 users
10
IMDB
2417 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 51%

10

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