Poor Things Parent Guide One experiment leads to the next. Release date December 8, 2023 Theaters: After being brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, Bella Baxter runs off with a lawyer on an adventure to learn about the world. Why is Poor Things rated R? The MPA rated Poor Things R for strong and pervasive sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing material, gore, and language. Run Time: 141 minutes News About "Poor Things" Cast and Crew Poor Things is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and stars Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo.