A Twisted Modern Fairytale

By Reesuh
Written November 29, 2007
The story of Edward Scissorhands could be seen as the anti-fairytale. Where most childrens' stories start on a low note and end on a high one, Edward's story does just the opposite. Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp) was created by a scientist who died before he had the chance to finish building him. Left with sharp blades for hands, Edward is an awkward and lonely young man until the local Avon lady (Diane Weist) takes him into her home where the unique boy is accepted by the community for his talents of triming the hedges - and the ladies hair. When the Avon lady's daughter Kim (Winonna Rider) comes home from an outing with her piggish boyfriend, Edward immediately falls for her. In true anti-fairytale fashion, just as the beautiful Kim begins to fall for Edward, the once-friendly town turns against him. The ending may be more bitter than sweet; however, it is one of the greatest tales of our time.
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An individual classic

By city cinemas fan
Written February 01, 2009
I love this movie so much.Mostly because I havent seen any movie like this which makes it so great and so individual. I give it five stars
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so good

By cottencandy62
Written December 29, 2007
bitter-sweet, lovable, i just want to give edward a hug! (oh maybe if his scissors were covered.)
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How are you supposed to watch movies?

By m911c
Written July 09, 2013
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16 gazillion thumbs up!

By sodapop1
Written July 27, 2008
Edward Scissorhands stars Johnny Depp. Edward (Depp) was made by his father who never woke up. He has a brain and everything except one. HANDS! Instead of hands he has scissors. He is very lonley until a young lady Peg (Dianne West who stars in Dan In Real Life) finds him and decides to come live with him. And I thought this movie will want you applauding forever for this classic. It was my favorite film of all time. Acting was incredible. I can see why Johnny Depp was a nominne for an academy award for his magnificent performance. He should of won that oscar. Director Tim Burton did made a touching, haunting, loving film. Writers Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson were totally awesome. Kids and adults will want to buy this film for DVD it was so excellent. Edward Scissorhands is one of the most moving films ever made.
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