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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Emily Watson
Helena Bonham Carter
Johnny Depp
Albert Finney
Richard E Grant
Christopher Lee
Joanna Lumley
Directors
Tim Burton
Mike Johnson
Screenwriters
Pamela Pettler
Caroline Thompson
Running Time
78 minutes

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Tim Burton's latest is an alluring, sweet/sad Gothic fairy-tale.


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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Plot
Victor Van Dort (Depp), while memorising wedding vows in the woods, accidentally finds himself married to Emily (Bonham Carter), who dwells in the land of the dead. Emily is delighted with her new husband, but Victor still wants to marry his original fiancée, Victoria (Watson).


Verdict
A precious thing, if likely to please refined aesthetes and odd children rather than win over Pixar-sized crowds.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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