This is the 27 y/o Johnny Depp remarkably performing the character of Edward Scissorhands. It is the breakthrough for his career and the beginning of a series of successful cooperations (7) between him an director Tim Burton. Both of them obviously have a very particular personal faible for fairytale unreality. Edward the unfinished (human? object?) meets the real world and experiences the ups and downs of life.
A winner from Burtons stuff in my opinion. This film actually has some philosophical meanings behind the `beauty and the beast` type of love story,to think about.When you have something to offer and you give of yourself sincerely,people use you,your weakness until something goes wrong and the superficial can throw blame on the unusual without even trying to understand.Which leaves them the worst.Human nature.
Hilariously quaint to a lovable extent. Warm shots of subversively saccharine suburbia made me feel idyllic. Smart execution of characterization through a relatively fluid utilization of roles, especially regarding Edward as the gentle giant of dangerous capability.