The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Helena Bonham Carter,
Adam and Barbara are a normal couple...who happen to be dead. They have given their precious time to decorate the house and make it their own, but unfortunately a family is moving in, and not quietly. Adam and Barbara try to scare them out, but ends up becoming the main attraction to the money making family. They call upon Beetlejuice to help, but Beetlejuice has more in mind than just helping. Written by
The film's portrayal of life after death, where the human consciousness lives on independent of the body and needs/pain, without any ties to an exact deity (as Barbara points out asking if they are halfway to heaven or hell and Adam saying their handbook doesn't say anything about either) is very similar to a scientific idea of life after death. At the time of the film's release, most scientific and atheistic communities discounted the idea of life after death and even near death experiences as hallucinations caused by loss of consciousness and lack of oxygen. Years later, research into NDEs has supported the possibility of consciousness surviving death, with previous skepticism being discredited or contradicted due to advances in medical science, allowing survival from death for up to an hour, in most cases the survivors give a near direct (though obviously less comedic or theatrical) recreation of the afterlife portrayed in this film. See more »
When Juno, Adam, and Barbara are seen walking up the stairs, after noticing that their house has been drastically changed, the yellow and blue marks are still left on the stairs. See more »
[Evaluating her new home]
A little gasoline... blowtorch... no problem.
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AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER, EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT! (that's not just a quote)
This is one of Tim Burton's best films. His sophomore effort shows the story of a married couple (the Maitlands played with good degree by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who die accidentally off a bridge and wind up the target for a upper-class family (including a young yet well played Winona Ryder) and a weird yet scary ghost (with the most) named Beetleguise (or Beetlejuice in a scene of laughs) played to immense complexity by Michael Keaton. Sure this plot may sound a little anti-climactic being mainly gags and not really a focused story, but so what? In a film where you see sandworms from saturn, shrimps that attach after calypso and a nut who has seen the exorcist 167 time (insert quote here), why bother with a plot. Great fun every time I watch. Reccomendable to anyone.
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