Beetlejuice: Film #51 of Film 365

Monday 4th July 2011

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davies, Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, Glenn Shadix

Here's proof Tim Burton has become saner, not gotten odder. This movie is bizarre. Like most people, I've seen it before - but it was some time ago. I remembered it was odd, but not this odd. That's not to say it's a bad movie - it's actually very enjoyable; and kudos to Burton for making a movie with so much surrealism in it and making it a success.

The Maitlands (Baldwin and Davies) are a couple who die, and want to drive out the people who move into their home. Lots of madness ensues (much of it to do with Beetlejuice - Keaton), but that's the basic plot. And it works well. It's a fun watch - if very, very surreal.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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