Ian McKellen delivers a riveting, award-winning performance as Hollywood horror director James Whale. It's 1957, and Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah (Lynn Redgrave), hires a handsome young gardener, Clayton Boone (Brendan Fraser), the flamboyant director and simple yard man develop an unlikely friendship. This powerful and poignant relationship will change their lives forever.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
38 Ratings
38 Ratings

95% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.4/10
  • Fresh 60
  • Rotten 3

Critics Consensus: Gods and Monsters is a spellbinding, confusing piece of semi-fiction, featuring fine performances; McKellen leads the way, but Redgrave and Fraser don't lag far behind.

Information

Studio
Lionsgate
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1998 Spike Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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