Posts Tagged Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Todays movie is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. I found this on a disk when i was cleaning my room. Couldn’t remember watching it so its perfect for this.
In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker (Johnny Depp) is married to the gorgeous Lucy (Laura Michelle Kelly) and they have a lovely child, Johanna (Played by various actresses depending on age). The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman), who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London under the new identity of Sweeney Todd, seeking revenge against Turpin. He meets the widow Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) who is the owner of a meat pie shop who tells him that Lucy committed suicide with arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself tutor of Johanna. He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family.
This is a very Tim Burton movie. If you’ve seen the remake of Willy Wonka, this has the same appearance/theme only more R-rated.