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Little Shop of Horrors
Don't feed the plants.
Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper.
The greatest remake ever.
The best Rick Moranis film there has been.
All other musicals pale into insignificance.
"This is between me and the vegetable." - Seymour
Frankly, I've never much cared for musicals. Well regarded classics such as The Sound of Music and Singing in the Rain don't give me the magical feeling that I think they do for a lot of others. The genre has never really resonated with me, and in all honestly I didn't think I would ever really gel with a musical. That mindset changed a little when I saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show earlier this year. I didn't fall in love with it, but I appreciated the weird tone of it all. After watching Little Shop of Horrors, I am starting to think that maybe it is just the standard-fare of…
If anyone has seen the original 1960 Roger Corman’s B-movie, you will see a dramatic difference with the two. It is odd to think that inspiration for a musical came from a film about a rundown flower shop and a flesh eating plant. Here Muppet show puppeteer Frank Oz takes the director’s chair in turning the Broadway show into a wacky musical film. This one stars Ghostbuster’s Rick Moranis, Ellen Green and hilarious and bright cameos from John Candy, Bill Murray and Steve Martin. For cameo appearances in films this film nails it, it is great to see stars like Murray, and Martin put into the same film. It started as a 1982 Broadway musical that sprouted into this charming…
Recordaba la versión cinematográfica como un musical divertido y entrañable. Ver esta versión del director con un final alternativo de más de veinte minutos, que da a la historia un vuelco cínico, oscuro y nihilista, ha sido todo un descubrimiento. He podido comprobar que las canciones son inolvidables, que el trío de chicas que actúa a modo de coro griego es la definición misma de estilo, que los animatronics y las marionetas, cuando están bien hechos, son irremplazables por los CGI, y que Rick Moranis hace la mejor actuación de su carrera. Steve Martin y Bill Murray están portentosos. En conjunto, un magnífico exponente de un cine musical que ya no se hace, un clásico indiscutible y un ataque de…
When I was very young, probably due to catching scenes from each in rotation on cable, I thought that this, Gremlins and Howard the Duck were one movie. What an amazing movie that was. I still love Little Shop of Horrors, a little less since I learned about its original ending (I'll have to pick up the Blu-ray one of these days), though I don't know that I ever would have guessed that the theatrical version's ending is a compromise if I hadn't found out elsewhere. The movie was shot at Pinewood Studios, and it feels like a link to Old Hollywood, with choreography and carefully staged tableaux, especially during the "Downtown" number, that would feel right at home in…
Who would have thought that one of the best movie musicals would come from the most unlikely of places? "Little Shop of Horrors" is based on an Off Broadway musical about a singing, man eating plant from outer space, itself based on a no-budget Roger Corman film from 1960 about a man eating plant from outer space. This may not necessarily be the stuff of winning musicals, but, with its inspired Alan Menken and Howard Ashman score and memorable cast, "Little Shop of Horrors" stands out as one the genre's greats.
The star of the film is Audrey II, the alien plant that brings shoppers to Mushnik's Skid Row Florists. A puppeteered, practical effect, the plant is brought to life…
Guys, it can't be overstated how much better the director's cut ending is.
Whenever I think about Little Shop of Horrors, the music is what comes to mind. Ellen Greene's wonderfully unique voice on my two favorites, "Somewhere that's Green" and "Suddenly Seymour" and Levi Stubbs' unforgettably, soul-filled performance as Audrey 2 are what I normally go back to. I guess I just forgot how funny it is.
It's been a while since I've seen it and (though I remembered he was in it) I completely forgot about how hysterical Steve Martin was as the abusive, pain-inducing, slightly effeminate dentist. Plus, I DID forget about Bill Murray -- a sentence I never thought I would ever write down.
Add Frank Oz's uniquely zany direction and some great sets to the aforementioned music and comedy, and you have yourself a truly memorable musical.
What a great movie... the songs are amazing. Got a big surprise seeing the special ending which I didn't even know existed. This musical holds its own against some of the "bigger" one such as grease or Rocky Horror Picture Show.
A near perfect film - I can't imagine this movie being made any other way. The casting, the music, the effects, the direction, the design - this is what happens when the stars align and miracles occur.
Watching this with an audience just reaffirmed how magical this movie is. Seeing a room full of people lose their shit during the Bill Murray scene is going to be a highlight of the summer, I'm sure.
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
Cabe destacar que los musicales nunca han sido de mi agrado pero tenia curiosidad por ver esta planta carnívora en acción, me arme de valor y la verdad que es divertida.
Como siempre Rick Moranis en sus papeles de inteligente/tonto que lo han caracterizado te hace muy familiar poder ver esta joyita de los '80.
Algunas canciones son divertidas, el personaje de Steve Martin es genial y la planta por si sola se come la película, que genialidad ver una planta con personalidad propia y tan buena cantando.
It's a musical about a man-eating plant and thus, it is not for everyone. But its perfect blend of satire, memorable performances, and fun music make it pretty darn watchable. Where do I begin? First, the plant itself. The various puppets that are used to create Audrey II are all extremely convincing--the character is hard to forget and just might haunt your nightmares for weeks. Second, Ellen Greene is outstanding as poor, sweet Audrey (a human, not a plant); when she sings, we believe her. And that music--it's from the team behind the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast--is super clever and catchy. Never has watching a character sell his soul been so entertaining.
One of the few musicals that I enjoy, I finally was able to see the original director's cut ending for the film this evening. And it's kaiju-tastic! I can see why audiences had issues with it (although the film already had some seriously dark streaks in it for a musical comedy) and all in all, both endings do fit.
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