By Francis Lee

  • Genre: Romance
  • Release Date: 2020-12-08
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Director: Francis Lee
  • Production Company: See-Saw Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 488 Ratings


In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.




  • A beautiful movie

    By goodsam1976
    Such a beautiful movie. The story is being told in such a powerful way though the silence and the talent of the actresses. I simply love it!
  • Very Dull

    By OkieDokieIsMyName
    As drab as a Lifetime movie. Could have been a good movie about an important unknown figure’s contribution to the paleontology field.
  • Great film

    By BobLAMovieLover
    I loved this film but as other reviews have said it's ploddingly slow. You have to be in the right mood, and then it can be quite meditative. And really quite beautiful also. If you can sit through the first 15 min. then you can sit through the entire film. Just be warned that there is a pretty racy scene in bed towards the end which may offend some people. It is an R-rated movie after all.
  • Amazing.

    By MikeVTS
    A beautiful movie the respects it's audience.
  • One of the best of the year

    By evemama
    Beautiful movie, in the vein of Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Mary Anning’s life and work were honored in this film, which was a relief. The actors were phenomenal, and the story unfolded in the small details. If you enjoy the art of storytelling, this one is for you.
  • No

    By any any any any any
    Why would they take two actors from a diff movie where they play mother and daughter together... and make them lovers in this? It ruins the movie for me.
  • About as interesting as fossils

    By Mr. Maxx
    Prior comment hit the nail on the head ... a slog of a movie!
  • Saoirse shines

    By I eat books
    Good acting. Boring terrible slog of a movie.