Sunday, July 02, 2006

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice

A quick overview of the movie is as follows. Adam and Barbara Maitlan had everything they ever dreamed of. They had a loving relationship and a quaint house in a quiet New England town and everything was going great for them. One day on the way home fro the hardware store they are in a car accident and are severely injured in a car crash. They manage to walk home, and soon find out that they are now deceased, and so they decide to haunt their own home. Things weren't too bad for the couple until the trendy Deitz family from New York moved in and set about demolishing the house and remodeling based on the bizarre specifications of the neurotic sculptress Delia Deitz and interior designer Otho. The Maitlan's haunting attempts were a catastrophe and things were made worse by Lydia, the Deitz’s manic depressive daughter, who could actually see the ghostly pair. They then decide to hire a deceased "bio-exorcist" named Beetlejuice to scare the family out of the house. Unfortunately, Beetlejuice is more dangerous than they thought, and now they have to save the family that they were trying to kick out. One of the best scenes in the whole movie is the hilarious scenes when Adam and Barbara want the new owners out so they try and scare them by getting them to dance and mime to Dayo. As usual director Tim Burton manages to gather another top notch cast with both Michael Keaton and Catherine O'Hara producing their one of their best roles to date. From seeing Michael Keaton more serious side in "Batman" roles, his character seen here is truly over the top and remarkable. Catherine O'Hara is also scream as the over anxious and valium dependant mother. Burton truley gets you involved in this movie with all of the special effects and music that he uses. This is truly a movie before it's time.

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