It is very much in keeping with the film's fearless, defiant illogic that these shrubbery sculptures should appear where no shrubs grew before. It deals with the difficult theme of being a misfit in a unique and ingenious way. Edward has a heart of gold and would never hurt a fly intentionally. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. An extremely religious woman talks about her beliefs in some scenes.
They make a great sight gag, if not a great metaphor. Language: - One use of scatological slang. The warmest and most human resident of this suburb is the Avon lady , who comes calling one day at the castle - not even its forbidding facade can deter her - and finds it occupied only by a lonely young man named Edward. Burton invests awe-inspiring ingenuity into the process of reinventing something very small. Edward is generally accepted by most of the Boggs family, but mostly seen as another household appliance, not a person.
When the matronly Peg adopts Edward and brings him home for dinner, the whole family must deal with the razor-sharp consequences of Edward's scissorhands; most notably Kim , the doe-eyed daughter who becomes Edward's object of affection. The expression on his face during these sequences is priceless. Edward Scissorhands Directed by Tim Burton; screenplay by Caroline Thompson, story by Mr. I just wasn't a big fan of the environment surrounding it and it kind of derived from the seriousness of this film at times. This is probably the only movie that has made me cry at the end. It's also in keeping with the film's reasoning that the explanation for this, when finally revealed, isn't nearly as interesting as promised.
I really think the story gives a good message about acceptance and friendship. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. However, I believe parents should view ag their own discretion and what they feel their kids can handle. Composer Danny Elfman adds a sprinkle of magic to the narrative as his beautiful music creates a perfect atmosphere for each scene. Sexual Content: - Infrequent use of mild sexual language. In a castle high on top of a hill lives Edward, who is created by an inventor who died before finishing him and left him with scissors where he should have hands.
Burton's when the director was still a young Disney animator neglected to complete. Once upon a time there was a young director who made two wonderfully imaginative films before really finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with Batman in 1989. Seeing Edward, she immediately grasps that he has a problem and sweetly imagines that it can be solved with kindness, not to mention the makeup base of exactly the right hue. It is Johnny Depp, however, who was previously confined to standard bad boy roles, who surprised the most, creating a character trapped by his incomplete body, accurately conveying Edward's frustration without using many words, his pale, scarred face showing the hurt on discovering that even the gentlest touch with his Freddy Krueger-like blades can cause pain. Edward looks human enough, except for one detail - he has scissors instead of hands - and lives alone in a crumbling mansion high above a street of pastel-coloured houses.
Edward is so innocent and lovable, you'll want to keep him for yourself! When a neighbor tries to exploit him too much and Kim's boyfriend uses him for petty crime, the celebrity persona turns negative and soon enough, pitchfork and torch sales are flying through the roof. The film is packed with amusing moments as Edward fails to grasp the concept of suburbia and the references the residents make. We grow up often pointing fingers as to who's the monster and who's the saint among the characters that exist within the society, often disregarding empathy that drives peaceful coexistence and celebration of differences. In conclusion, I know this is a fairly old movie Is it 18 years now? A Toast This film features Oscar-nominated makeup and a Golden Globe-nominated performance from Johnny Depp. There is little dialogue for Depp and so like a silent movie actor, he conveys all of his feelings with facial expressions and the emotion in his eyes is intense. In court, a psychiatrist observes that years in isolation have affected Edward and that his imagination is highly developed—but that he can function in society.
Aside from a woman attempting to seduce Edward wearing a lace bra she mounts Edward while he is on a chair and attempts to use his scissors to cut off her clothes , sexuality is limited to courting rituals kissing and hugging. It remains, however, an ambitious and quite beautifully conceived fairy tale. As embodied by Johnny Depp, Edward himself is a stunning creation, with a blackish cupid's-bow mouth and plaintive expression to offset his fright hairdo, abundant scars and potentially lethal hands. Edward Scissorhands is no exception whatsoever. I didn't love it, but Edward Scissorhands was still a good film overall. Edward has apparently hidden here for a long time, with nary a trip to the grocery store. Even comic characters can make us care.
The film also discourages gossip, the spreading of rumors and the jumping to conclusions without gathering all the facts. Overall this is a good movie but not for the younger veiwers. One neighbor seems to be the only Christian and a crucifix is seen hanging from her wall, however, she spends most of her time playing eerie music on a piano in a room filled with smoky candles and the rest of the time running around and warning people that Edward is the spawn of the Devil. Ryder, in the former capacity, promises to explain to a grandchild what the story of Edward Scissorhands has to do with snowfall. I really like this movie and I think it is a great movie for the teens. Anthony Michael Hall, for example, best known for playing the nerd in The Breakfast Club, succeeds here in showing a far nastier side in his role as oafish boyfriend Jim, while Winona Ryder brings a delicate touch to her underdeveloped role as the nice girl on the block. It also has a beautiful love story that is strikingly similar to the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast.
Alongside the beautiful Winona Ryder Beetle Juice as Kim Boggs, Depp is the epitome of freakish; yet the on-screen couple are strangely cute together. I liked how portrayed the dark, yet innocent Mr. Jim drinks and makes his drunk best friend drive which almost hits a boy. For a man who has based his entire career on being the most visually-daring, commercial director, he looks awfully drab and unkempt. There was only one scene that I really worried about, where a woman around ten years older than Edward seduces him in her bra in the backroom of a hair salon. Edward's character never scared me and rewatching it as an adult woman nearing the 30 year old mark, I believe that the reason it never bothered me is because it's a much darker version of another movie that I loved as a child, Beauty and the Beast 1991 cartoon. Like a great chef concocting an exquisite peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, Mr.