Mary Shelley

2018 • 120 minutes
30 reviews
Watch in a web browser or on supported devices Learn More

About this movie

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.
30 reviews
Phil Rombs
July 4, 2018
It had a good storyline. I thought it brought to life Mary's love of Percy as well as the conflicts of a teenage girl who desires to experience all that life has to offer. Mary struggles with love and loss at such a young age and her book "Frankenstein" shows us a glimpse at the trials and tribulations of her life. Very well done.
Did you find this helpful?
Evanthe Lindenau
June 30, 2018
It was all I wanted it to be and more. It took me away and plunged me back into my own misery while weaving a tale of darkness and strength. With strong acting and great scenes I was inspired to put paint to canvas for the sake of illustrating the emotions I was moved to and the vivid images that came to my mind while watching and listening to this departure from time and embodiment. I was moved to a place where Frankenstein was a wretched being that embodied the emotions of the time and the circumstances that befall a woman from then to now.
Did you find this helpful?
Astridr Love
July 14, 2018
Her story should be heard. Makes me want to read her novel and not just watch the movie. I want to know her every word written!
Did you find this helpful?

Rate this movie

Tell us what you think.