Mary Shelley (2017)

Haifaa Al-Mansour directs Elle Fanning, Bel Powley and Douglas Booth in this biopic of the young Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who caused a scandal moving in with the married Percy Shelley and wrote horror classic Frankenstein after a series of tragedies.

My second duff period biopic in a row after Tolkien. This one has oodles of story, what with love quadrangles and creative agency competing for attention, but is just too dour and unfocused to give that potential any pizazz. Shame as it often looks damply beautiful and both female leads are capable of so much more.

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