I don't give a shit about the fact that Burton became the ultimate "reference" for wasted youth teens, wearing black and white stripes jeans and black lipstick, but this film is just wonderful. I cried the first time I saw it when I was a kid, and I'll always enjoy the simplicity of the plot and the beauty of its characters. I don't think Burton will ever do better than this one. Masterpiece.
Just rewatched this after having not seen it in 7 or 6 years. It made me very sad. Not the story, mind you, although it is rather sad (in a touching sort of way) but it made me sad to remember a time back when Tim Burton was still creative, original and knew how to tell a great story. Love this film. Its extremely well shot and the acting is lovely. Someone should sit Burton down and make him rewatch it.
Winona Ryder fucks it all up. She's boring, one-dimensional, fugly, all surface. Depp is superb and the colours are so Disney. Good film. Again great on film, lousy on DVD. Art Direction is top notch and those suburbs were so Lynchian.
One of the most heartbreaking films you will ever come across. A sad and beautiful tale that haunts and delights the heart. One of Burton's true masterpieces which display his unique brand of blending the strange and unusual into dreams and reality! Depp and Ryder give real sincere performances which transcend this fairy tale into epic proportions!
"How glorious it is - and also how painful - to be an exception,"-Alfred de Musset. Tim Burton has made many stylish and fun films that I admire greatly, but this one in particular defines his aesthetic and also his primary artistic concern. Burton depicts the outsider looking in at a world that seems as alien to him as he does to it. A satirical fable and also a deep expression of alienation and longing. Beautiful.