Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Movie Synopsis & Plot
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton join forces again in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical thriller "Sweeney Todd." Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again." Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney's amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, who portrays the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison and Timothy Spall as the Judge's wicked associate Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen is a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli.
MOVIE REVIEWNow here's a story for you: my brother, myself and two of my buddies walk into a movie theater to see a movie called Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. My buddies thought they were going to see the latest collaboration of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton - but they didn't know the movie was a musical. My brother and I, film aficionados, knew exactly what we were in for - or so we thought. My buddies spent most of the time laughing at how they got duped into going to see a musical with no female incentive (needless to say, it wasn't happy laughter), and I spent two hours wondering how I could be more disappointed than them.
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