Halloween 2017 ✹ Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci are scene stealers in this deadpan goth family comedy. The house, filled with these quirky characters, creates a fun environment... I remember watching the cartoons as a kid so it was pretty lovely to now see the film.
It's really funny. The dialogue is some of the best, however, in the last 30 minutes, the film somewhat falls flat. The deus ex machina, albeit planned, seems not well thought out. But Anjelica and the rest of the actors are incredible.
"is your lemonade made from real lemons? I won't drink it if it's not."
"yes, it is."
"tell you what, I'll buy a cup of your lemonade if you buy a box of my girl scout cookies."
"well are they made from real girl scouts?"
"Yes! We will survive! Poison us, strangle us, break our bones - we will come back for more. And why?"
"Because we like it!"
queerness in the (heterosexual) nuclear family. enigmatic household vs. the abusive American society. all are invariably transformed through their freedom. they express, they love, they dance with taboo, and they shine like diamonds.