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5.0 out of 5 stars
a rare and fatally overlooked gem..., 1 Mar. 2007
all i know is i've loved this film since i was 7, and now 17 i still do!
A beautifully crafted tale of an 'unfinished' misfit who's taken in by a local avon salesman..... ya know the rest :D
The first (and my fav) Johnny Depp film, simply because of the justice it did to his acting, bulldozing the 'teen idol' image once and for all. And to think Tom Cruise was originally considered for the role!!
When most actors wouldn't have touched this character with a 50-foot bargepole, Depp bravely lost himself in the title role, linking to the films messages of isolation and confusion in an intimidating world.
The Mesmirising direction by Tim Burton gives a modern telling of a fairy tale with a gothic twist, resulting in what is (in my opinion) one of the most poignant and compellingly beautiful films i've seen in a helluva long while.
Go See it!!!!!!
p.s - i recommend the soundtrack (powerful score by Danny Elfman) - the music stays with you after watchin this *sniff* i'm welling up now! ;(