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Wonderfully dark humoured yet poignant Brilliant.
on 15 May 2017
I have only recently come to appreciate the superb talent that is Johnny Depp, every part I have seen him play he does with a professional finesse that is hard to beat. I thoroughly enjoyed this dark humoured yet poignant film, telling the tale of a misfit who is thrown into contact with a world he is totally unfamiliar, the subsequent adoration and fascination of the neighbourhood, who then, one by one reject him on spurious grounds forcing him back to his original home and lonely, isolated life. I couldn't help reflect, that in this beautiful film there was also a sad realism of how it can be for real for those who, for whatever reason, fascinate then disappoint us, and are then once more side-lined into the margins of society. The film is wonderfully filmed and directed by Tim Burton, who coincidently, has directed 2 other Johnny Depp films I have enjoyed, which are both the Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass. This film is one that can be watched several times over with something different attracting your attention on each viewing. Although it is 26 years old, it still has the power to resonate with a modern audience, which to me, is proof of a classic film and performance. Highly recommend.