Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey's ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? Written by
Mushnik is seen on the phone with one of his biggest clients, Mrs. Shiva, whose family is "dropping off like flies." This is a reference to an elderly shop patron with the same name, and with a similar problem, in the original "The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)." Shiva is a Jewish mourning ritual; it's also the name of the Hindu god of destruction, part of the trinity of gods along with Brahma (the creator) and Vishnu (the maintainer). See more »
Audrey II mentions the It, a monster from a novel published in 1986. The movie is set "In an early year of a decade not too long before our own" (i.e. before the 1980s when this film came out), presumably in the 1960s. Audrey II should not know about this character because the book does not exist at that point. See more »
On the twenty-third day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places...
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"Special Thanks" are given to Paul Dooley, because his scenes as Patrick Martin were cut and re-cast with James Belushi. Dooley's scenes are restored for the Director's cut, and consequently Belushi gets the "Special Thanks" instead. See more »
Based on the broadway musical, it may very well be the last great musical translation from stage to screen.
Rick Moranis plays Seymour as well as anyone. He may not be the greatest singer in the world, but he doesn't have to be. Ellen Greene and the rest of the cast surly make up for it.
And then their are the great cameos and smaller parts that make this film great. Steve Martin as the sadistic Dentist/boyfriend has the best number in the show. And then Bill Murray comes out of nowwhere and steals a small portion of the film.
I don't want to say too much. Just remember: there's also a giant talking\singing plant.
Truly bizzarre. But well worth it.
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