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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
33 Ratings
33 Ratings

40% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Mary 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.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Interesting but uneven drama about famous female author.

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Studio
IFC Films
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
2017 PARALLEL FILMS (STORM) LIMITED/JULIETTE FILMS SA/PARALLEL (STORM) LIMITED/THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE© 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Languages

Primary
English (United Kingdom) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

English (United States)

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