Great acting, amazing music, but movie plot is quite dark and twisted
Right, so as my school is doing a production of this, I was really interested in it. As I was watching, the movie suddenly became very dark and questionable at parts, especially if you are watching the original ending. The music is great, I guarantee, but the characters themselves are no role models. Poor Seymour is a sweetie, and will win everyone's heart, but him and Audrey (who is a bit ditzy) both suffer from low self image which impacts them hugely. Seymour sings " I keep asking God what I'm for, and he says 'well gee I'm not sure.'" which is heartbreaking. But when Audrey 2 starts asking for blood, Seymour almost jumps at the chance. Granted, he is slightly hesitant at first, but apon viewing Audrey's (the secretary, not the plant) sadistic boyfriend abuse her (in the silhouettes of curtains) he agrees to kill the dentist. The said dentist almost tortures his patients (you see him use the thing that controls the spit inside a patient's mouth, lots of screaming, and a girl come out in some headgear like contraption), and abuses nitrus oxide in a really creepy way. When Seymour comes to kill him, there is another patient, who is either a masochist, or not mentally stable, because he knows about the dentist, and still asks for a "long, slow root canal". When Seymour is dragged in by the dentist, he shows an image of a very unhealthy mouth, with blackened gums and misshappen teeth. The dentist wears a venturi mask which is also very creepy. The plant, AKA Audrey 2, eats *spoiler* Orin (the dentist), Seymour's boss, and in the original ending, *spoiler* Audrey on their wedding night. In the end, it creeped me out, but I had nightmares about Harry Potter when I first saw it. On a final note, remember that the killer plant has bad profanity (the phrase "no sh1t Sherlock" is used), and Is pretty creepy at parts, which sometimes takes away from the music, and Audrey wears very cleaving inducing dresses, but that isn't a big issue. All in all, a great movie, but some parts are inappropriate for young kids.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness