Tim Burton’s artistry is in full bloom in this enchanting tale of young Edward (Johnny Depp)—the unfinished creation of a mad scientist (Vincent Price, in his final screen role), who is left with scissors as fingers. Avon lady Peg Boggs (Dianne Wiest) wanders a bit off her route one day, discovers his castle, and takes him home, where he meets and falls for her daughter Kim (Winona Ryder). A whiz with topiary, Edward is initially an exotic curiosity, but soon the denizens of this suburbia of Easter egg-colored, ranch-style homes tag this sweet boy as a monster and the persecution begins. Can young love survive?
Appears in: 2014 Top Down: Rooftop Cinema
Genres: Romance, Black Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Other Films by Tim Burton
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