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Beetlejuice

Hey Everyone!

Today we are going to review a film that was requested by areyou-stillawake! :)

‘Beetlejuice’

Currently on Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes it is rated fresh 81% (Critics) and 82% (Users).

Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara (Geena Davis) are a young couple that sadly pass away from a freak accident. 

Adam and Barbara return to their home, unaware that they have passed away; until they realize there is a book on their end table that is not from their collection. 

Once they have came to terms with their demise they now await for the new homeowners. 

Which consist of the narcissistic dramatic artist Delia (Catherine O'Hara), and her pushover husband Charles (Jeffrey Jones) and gothic step-daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder). 

Delia and her designer friend Otho (Glenn Shadix) start to heavily remodel the once quaint home that Adam and Barbara shared. Upset with the changes that Delia was making to their home they attempt to scare them out of the house. 

Then an ad on TV starts to play that offers to provide any assistances in removing the living from your home. He is “The afterlife’s leading Bio-exorcist”. 

His name…

Originally posted by b-witched

Adam and Barbara go to their underworld caseworker to see if she could assist them with how they can scare away the occupants of their home. 

They try the old ghost/sheet move and Lydia thought it was her parents being “freaky” and took photos for evidences of possible future blackmail.
Lydia quickly realizes that there were no feet in the picture, and that she was in the presences of actual ghosts. 

Originally posted by e-e-r-i-n-e-s-s

Since Adam and Barbara failed to scare them out of the house, they decide to hire Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) to assist, even though their caseworker warned them to stay away from him. 

Let’s just say… it gets quite interesting :) 

Originally posted by octopussoir-


What I struggled with on this film…

Didn’t have anything! 

Originally posted by the-loneliness-of-a-timelord

Well I guess there was one minor thing that kept me guessing…

How in the hell did Barbara get on top of the Sandworm?! 

Originally posted by creepshowsally


What I LOVED…

That dog had a serious case of ZFG. 


Beetlejuice was the ultimate pervert… but he makes you laugh. :) 

Originally posted by vintagegal

This scene always had me rolling :) and he was so cocky afterwards too. 

Originally posted by amorfuego

Hissing at people.. SAME

Originally posted by veronicas-sawyers

When I saw this scene..

I instantly thought of this photo that has been circulating thru Tumblr.


Overall Thoughts

I have always loved this film ever since I was a little girl, but it has been a very long time since I have seen it. 

For this review, we re-watched this film to get a refresh perspective and I can say that my younger self had missed a giant portion of the purpose of this film and I’ll sum it up with one word. 

FAMILY

Originally posted by gifs-andthings

I also love the artistic visions that Tim Burton has for all of his films. 

They are always so animated that he actually adds animation to set the reality in his films, and it makes total sense. 

Thank you for the film suggestion areyou-stillawake =)

Chris’s Rating : 8.50

Stina’s Rating : 8.75

Suitable for a Date: Yeah!  
Suitable for Children: Yes! This is perfect for kids!
Suitable for Girls Night Out: Sure! Why not! :)  

Share your thoughts…

What did you think of the movie?
What what your favorite scene?

Thanks for reading!

- Stina :)

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