The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a 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,
Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they'll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be hight in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there's a rich newcomer that may take Victor's place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick? Written by
During the dinner scene, as the camera pans up and down the
table, we can see that everyone (including Mr. and Mrs. Everglot) have some sort of chicken-like bird on their plate. However, when the "guests" arrive, Mr. and Mrs. Everglott's chicken turns into soup. See more »
Hear ye, hear ye, ten minutes to go 'til Van Dort's wedding rehearsal.
See more »
During the introduction sequence, where the camera follows a butterfly around the town, it pauses and stands on the edge of the "Based on characters by" credit. See more »
This film is 100% spectacular, in my opinion. As we all know from the previews prior to the release, Johnny Depp's character must choose between his living and dead brides, essentially. To be perfectly honest, throughout most of the film, I was undecided on who I thought he'd choose and be able to work it out with. This is accounted for by wonderful story-fying and lovely screen writing! Danny Elfman is the musical genius still, not that I had any doubts.
Overall, throughout my viewing of the film, I was in awe, gales of laughter, near tears, or just plain excited! Tim Burton has done it again.
187 of 270 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?