Edward Scissorhands

Monday, February 25
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1hr 45mins // directed by:Tim Burton // featuring:Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, and Dianne West

Tim Burton’s richly imagined, bittersweet fantasy stars Johnny Depp as Edward, a young man assembled by an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price), who dies before he can finish his creation, leaving him with scissors in place of hands.

When a kindly Avon lady named Peg comes calling at the late inventor’s Gothic castle and discovers Edward all alone, she brings him home to live with her family in the pastel “paradise” of suburbia. Not even Peg’s expert application of Avon products can help with those nasty nicks Edward has given himself, and with his stark-white complexion, wild nest of black hair, metal extremities, and awkward gait, he cuts a rather alarming figure. But our hero, in spite of his inherent ability to harm anyone he touches with his razor-sharp digits, is a sweet, gentle soul who just wants to be loved. Soon, he wins the neighbors over with his exceptional talents in dog grooming, hair cutting, and topiary sculpting. But things start to go south when he falls for Peg’s teenage daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder), whose bully of a boyfriend (Anthony Michael Hall) views him as “not even human.” Depp, in his first collaboration with Burton, speaks only 169 words through