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Feb. 13th, 2004


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Drama, PG-13

Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne West....

3.5/4 stars

Wow. I think I was the only person that hadn't seen this movie before. And that is a crime.

I know this because now having seen it, I would have to say Edward Scissorhands is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. The contrasts of light & dark, the picture painted of Suburbia, the dramatic shift in the neighborhood point of view... All of it works towards a perfect modern fairy tale, a very tragic modern fairy tale.

And the movie pulls you in. I felt for Edward; I felt his pain and joy. Johnny Depp did an amazing job portraying a character's emotions and thoughts---while barely speaking. The movie was more than just watching a movie... it was an EXPERIENCE. And one with lessons that I think all of us could learn.

If you, like me, were one of the few people who had never seen it, go now. If you have seen it, see it again. The film is amazing.


Date:February 13th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
This movie deserves a second opinion....it stinks. I really couldnt stand the thing. How many times must a director show suburbia in such a light? I can appreciate some of the beauty in the movie and the thought of it, but there was too much con on top of the pro. It was a sort of Beauty and the Beast sort of thing. Quick reactions, no thought, forget getting this guy fingers, keep the scissors. blah. Hokeeeey.
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Date:February 16th, 2004 08:55 am (UTC)
I recently just saw this movie as well and fell in love with it.

Even though this movie is partly a harsh satire of people's vices(deceit, gossip, jealousy, hypocrisy) it is infused with this 'sweetness' and has such a gentle tone about it.

I would definately recommend this as well!
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