Corpse Bride

2005 "There's been a grave misunderstanding."
7.4| 1h17m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 16 September 2005 Released
Producted By: Warner Bros. Pictures
Country: United States of America
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Set in a 19th-century European village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

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Mike Johnson, Tim Burton

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HeraldRae what a joke
Konterr Brilliant and touching
Jonah Abbott There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
Rosie Searle It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
paulclaassen Marvelous! Brilliant animation. Hilarious, sad, happy - a montage of emotion wrapped in animation. 'The Corpse Bride' is my all-time favorite animated film. I just love the premise and the execution thereof. I loved the musical element, and the depiction of the word of the dead as colorful and vibrant, while the world of the living was grey and somber. Absolutely fantastic!! Best viewed on Blu Ray.
Matt Greene The problem is everything that's good about this movie (macabre humor, dark romance, unique design, original music) is just SOOO much better in Nightmare Before Christmas.
Christy Joseph "Corpse Bride" (2005) is a movie that will have your eyes constantly popping out of your head with amazement, similar to how the Corpse Bride's (Helena Bonham Carter) eyes constantly pop out of her own head during the movie. Director Tim Burton never fails to leave his audiences in awe with the fantastical nature of his films. With the incredible Expressionistic animation and hyperbolic appearances of the characters, the audience can't help but be engaged in the movie's exciting flow of the events. This film features Johnny Depp as Victor Van Dort and Emily Watson as Victory Everglot. Knowing Johnny Depp has any connection to a movie is already a good sign. It is the perfect movie to watch if you enjoy horror, comedy, and/or romance- Yes, this movie has it all! The film presents a depiction of the world that will not only have you reevaluating your daily life, but will also have you "die" laughing at its humor. This movie is perfect for getting you into the Halloween spirit, but is honestly enjoyable anytime of the year. I would recommend, so go out and watch!
sarahim-97170 Who would've thought that an animated children's movie could depict the legend of the Faustian bargain without being horrifying for kids? Well, Tim Burton managed to do so in his film "Corpse Bride" (2005). Now, I'm not into scary films at all, even the slightest bit, but Burton impressed me with his inclusion of suspense and some scary elements through his inclusion of the land of the dead, while being able to tell a fantastic story of two young people and their rocky road to being wed because of their involvement with some characters from the land of the dead. Set in a Victorian era village, Victor (Johnny Depp) and Victoria (Emily Watson) are forced into marriage by their money-hungry parents. Burton's portrayal of the greedy parents of Victor and Victoria stand out in their physical features. They're given huge heads, probably to symbolize their self-importance and selfishness, which makes them look pretty funny in relations to their skinny, long limbs. Selfishness is a huge theme throughout this film and its displayed in an ugly, sad way, by being characteristics of people in the living world that is gray, lonely, and disconnected. Maybe Burton was also trying to teach kids how greed isn't a good quality to have? Kudos to him if he was trying to teach children through his film! Burton's film was unexpected in so many ways, which we can see through the ironic differences in colors of the living and dead worlds, as well as the vibes and togetherness shown among st the characters. His decision to do so really brings out the themes he is trying to show to his audience, children and adults, of the greed we see in society, which many of us are guilty of, and how ultimately money and materialistic wants aren't worth much when you don't have people that you love, where we see some elements of the Faustian bargain coming into play. I guess that's kind of corny to say but it's true and Burton does an excellent job of showing this! Even if you aren't into children's animations and/or scary films that Burton is also known for, I highly recommend this film because he is honestly an artist when it comes to incorporating mature elements into kid's movies.