Lisa Frankenstein (2024)


Released:  Friday, February 9, 2024  
Length:  101 minutes
Studio: Focus Features
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Rating: Lisa Frankenstein is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Lisa Frankenstein Synopsis

Surviving high school is hard enough on its own—add in the trauma of your mom being axe-murdered in your living room, and it becomes virtually impossible to cope. Just ask Lisa Swallows (Kathryn Newton), the awkward 17-year-old trying to adjust to a new school and a new life after her mother's demise and her father's hasty remarriage. Despite the unwavering support offered by plucky cheerleader step-sister Taffy (Liza Soberano), Lisa only finds solace in the abandoned cemetery near her house, where she tends to the grave of a young man who died in 1837.

But everything changes one dark and stormy night in the fall of 1989 after a humiliated Lisa makes a desperate and heartfelt wish—to be with the young man in the world beyond. When a monstrous-looking corpse (Cole Sprouse) turns up the following evening, Lisa realizes there's been a cosmic misunderstanding. Still, she feels obligated to help the poor soul regain his humanity, and she embarks on a quest to breathe new life into her long-dead companion. All she needs to succeed are some freshly harvested body parts and Taffy's broken tanning bed.

From Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer's Body) comes a truly electrifying new horror-comedy, coming-of-age romance. LISA FRANKENSTEIN stars Kathryn Newton (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania), Cole Sprouse (Riverdale), Carla Gugino (The Haunting of Hill House), Liza Soberano (Make It with You), Joe Chrest (Stranger Things) and Henry Eikenberry (HBO's Euphoria).

Director Zelda Williams makes her feature debut with the wildly inventive new film, which is produced by Cody and Mason Novick under his MXN Entertainment banner. Executive producers are Jeffrey Lampert. Director of photography, Paula Huidobro; production designer Mark Worthington; costume designer Meagan McLaughlin Luster; editor, Brad Turner. Creature makeup and prosthetics created by Legacy Effects.

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Physical Media: Blu-ray Review
Diablo Cody (Jennifer's Body) wears her influences, boldly, throughout this movie, but manages to do it without being bland or grating.
Full Review | Grade: B
Movie / Film Review
While other works by Diablo Cody have found success in blending elements, 'Lisa Frankenstein' falls short in achieving this.
Full Review | Grade: D

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