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Edward Scissorhands achieves the nearly impossible feat of capturing the delicate flavour of a fable or fairy tale in a live-action movie. The story follows a young man named Edward (Johnny Depp), who was created by an inventor (Vincent Price, in o
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Package Dimensions : 7.1 x 5.42 x 0.58 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Director : Tim Burton
- Media Format : DVD
- Run time : 1 hour and 45 minutes
- Actors : Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- ASIN : B000B64TNM
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And bonus, he meets a girl...who's currently dating the manifestation of white privilege incarnate.
He throws a BBQ
He gets a job being a barber.
Tries to get a loan.
Some things happen.
A woman accues him of rape.
He commits a crime
He gets locked up.
Some more things happen.
Another POC give him an out.
Then, bam, the End.
Things don't work out and he goes home.
I don't think anyone was surprised by that.
It's like bringing a booty call to a family reunion. You already know what it's going to be from the jump.
Still love this movie tho, and the Depp is dope!
10 outta 10
Gah, I loved the naive, sweet, well intentioned Peg, the removed-but-friendly dad... gosh, they really tried to do their best, but gossip and prejudice is such poison, especially for someone as different as Edward. GAH, he was so soft, so precious. I wanted to protect him at all costs, but I had no illusions that this ending would be happy.
I felt that Edward's love for Kim was underdevloped. but I guess it was sufficient for the type of movie this was. It wasn't a grand romance like the Notebook or something, but more like a tragic love story with a focus on the fickliness of human nature. For more than half the movie, Kim was nothing but wishy washy, swayed by her douchebag boyfriend, kind of rude to Edward... a typical teenager. I guess that's fair. The only reason Edward could have fallen in love with her is the fact that he'd never seen a beautiful young woman in his life. I wish Kim could have been stronger, and saved Edward from the fate her own fickliness basically caused.
Overall, visually stunning, funny, dark, tragic, and quite a bittersweet ending. Some mature, suggestive bits but nothing explicit. Probably 13 and up.
The movie contrasts Edward with the suburb. He’s an innocent who knows nothing about the world outside of the house he was invented in. He wears an all black S&M type outfit, has pale white skin, and has blades for fingers. He looks menacing even though he’s like a child. The town on the other hand has houses that all look alike. They’re full of stay at home women who like to gossip. It’s characterized by conformity which Edward is about to shake up.
Movie really is a great tale and Depp was perfect for the part. It had the characteristic weirdness of Tim Burton as well.
Society is represented as a simplified version of a color-coded suburbia with people filling uniform, conforming roles, acting out routine in mechanical fashion.
Edward represents a behavioral outlier and a danger to society: the introverted artist to whom society is the danger. Separation is the only safe compromise.
·This is Danny Elfman's favorite work he ever did.
·Johnny Depp's first weird role.
·Full of great one-liners.
·The color saturation is gorgeous.
·Perfectly cast for every role.
Great cast of characters here. If I could change anything it'd probably be Winona Ryder's terrible bleach job here... ack. What an injustice to her dark yet doe-eyed beauty. I wish they'd given her black hair instead.
Still fun to watch after all these years!
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I simply love this film. Johnny Depp's finest role for me!
Tim Burton directs this enchanting modern fairy tale of
the young man with scissors for hands. Discovered living
a simple, solitary existence in the gothic castle on the hill.
A castle overshadowing American small town suburbia.
Depp plays Edward beautifully. As though born to portray the
gentle and kind soul who no one understands. The tenderness and
terrific sense of fun of Mr Scissorhands is a real joy.
When Edward is coaxed down from his solitary and simple life by
the Avon Lady he discovers a new and daunting world. One which is
both confusing, frightening and full of wonder. For both 'Ed' and the
community of the colourful yet insulated small town.
Winona Ryder's appearance as Kim some forty or so minutes into
Edward's life is when the drama really unfolds. Teenager Kim is not at
ease when meeting the Scissor hand's lad for the first time. But comes to
adapt to having him around the house. Then eventually he steals her heart.
Edward Scissorhands is remarkable for so many reasons. The characters
are great. The colourful houses of suburbia are impressive. The fact that everyone
in the town grows to adore Depp's Edward is very touching.
Johnny Depp captures the lost soul that is Edward Scissorhands. He is a joy
the way he plays Edward as someone who is always captivated by the new world
he has come to know. But most of all the fun Depp gives to the character of Edward
All the cast deserve applause especially Miss Ryder and Mr Depp!
Craig : )
He lived in a castle on a hill that looked down upon a small suburban town. An elderly inventor (Vincent Price) created the man, giving him all the body parts required of a human except hands, for the inventor died before he could finish his creation ...
Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp) lived alone in the castle for many years until one day someone raps hard at the door and in walks the local Avon Lady, Peg (Dianne Wiest). Disheartened by the way Edward is living, she invites him to leave the damp and dismal castle and live with her family back in colorful suburbia ...
Here he settles in and befriends Peg's husband, Bill (Alan Arkin) and their son, Kevin. He quickly falls in love with their daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder)and astounds the neighborhood with his 'chopping talents' that range from topiary to haircutting. But it soon becomes obvious that his scissor-hands are deadly sharp ...
Throughout the film Edward is transformed from freak to celebrity and inevitably back to freak once more, as the townspeople - who are initially enchanted by his oddball talents - soon tire of him. Once trouble rears its ugly head - mainly in the shape of Kim's jealous boyfriend, Jim (Anthony Michael Hall) - Edward is rendered an outcast once more ...
The final confrontation aptly takes place one snowy Christmas Eve, a nice touch for this modern-day fairytale ~ What Tim Burton has created here is a modern-day Frankenstein, loved by a few but shunned by an angry mob, who inevitably fear and hate him. Like Mary Shelley's creation, Edward is the Other, an outsider who knows little about life in the real world and finds it equally hard to adapt to his new life and surroundings; he is extremely naive and vulnerable, imaginative yet misunderstood like many of the characters in Tim Burton's films (see Ed Wood).
For the film's setting, Burton offers two strikingly different locations - a stereotypical 1980s suburban village and a Gothic castle - which works perfectly when comparing the uninspiring and viciously petty suburbanites to the lonely gentle spirit that is Edward.
It follows Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands, the name gives it away that he actually has scissors for hands! He lives in a recluse away from anyone and isolated, he lived with his creator who died. One day he meets his neighbour who takes pitty on him and brings him home to live with her. He then meets her daughter Kim who he falls in love with. In his new neighbourhood he causes a bit of a stir and its fun to watch but very sad towards the end and it might have you grabbing for the tissues! A must see! x