Friday, December 28, 2007

Sweeney Todd

I think Ryan and I are going to see Sweeney Todd this weekend. I am quite excited about it, and I am sure I will 'review' after I see it. Here is a short story line in case you haven't heard about it.

Before Jack the Ripper, there existed a (probably fictional) 19th century London serial killer named Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp). But Todd was once Benjamin Barker, a normal British lad whose life was filled with love where it is now filled with hate. That was 15 years ago, when he and his wife (Laura Michelle Kelly) were taking a leisurely stroll with their newborn daughter and happened to catch the prying eye of Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). Jealous and omnipotent, Turpin steals away the girls and falsely imprisons Barker--who is now back in town after escaping jail. Upon his return, Barker is immediately taken in by Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), a lovelorn pie maker who has preserved Barker's beloved razors over the past decade and a half. They soon form the most grisly of partnerships: He, now Sweeney Todd, poses as the hottest new barber around, inviting men up for what turns out to be their fatal shaves; she, in turn, makes culinary use of the victims' remains, seamlessly churning out the tastiest "meat" pies in the whole town. Mrs. Barker's business is now thriving. But just what does Mr. T, as she calls him, stand to gain from all this? A twofold reward: an outlet for his soul-consuming misanthropy, and practice--for when Judge Turpin becomes his patron.

1 comment:

Smith Gallery Photography said...

we saw it this week- interested on your weigh in- : )