Monday, April 7, 2014

Sweeney Todd 2006

 Released Year: 2006
Directed by David Moore

Casted by:
Ray Winstone as Sweeney Todd
Essie Davis as Mrs Lovett
Tom Hardy as Constable Matthew Paine
London, the early 19th Century. Sweeney Todd has become a successful barber but also develops a taste for slitting the throats of his customers with a razor while he is shaving them. Sweeney also has some skill as a surgeon and befriends Mrs Lovett, a pie-maker in a nearby shop, when she asks him to perform an abortion for her. Afterwards, she sends him meat pies daily. Sweeney is called by Mrs Lovett to operate on her ailing husband. Seeing that the husband beats her, Sweeney kills him during the operation. Afterwards, Sweeney buys Mrs Lovett the neighbouring premises so that she can have her own pie shop. He declines her offer of a sexual relationship but watches through a peephole as she regularly has sex with customers. When she sends them to him for a discount shave, he slaughters them and then gives the flesh to her as meat for her pies. She then comes to him, suffering hideously from venereal disease. As he tends her through her illness, he confesses his secret to her. When she returns to work and is taunted by customers about the sores on her face, she readily takes to the idea of sending them to Sweeney knowing that they will be killed.
 L² Scored: 6.5/10 

L² Comment:
This is the Birtish version of Sweeney Todd which i found it is quite nice to watch too. The storyline is ok except the first 10-20 minutes too much boring scenes. Overall Ray Winstone really impressed me with his acting and the impression is excellent as well...

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