USA | 1990 | 105 minutes | PG
A scientist (Vincent Price) builds an animated human being — the gentle Edward (Johnny Depp). The scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, though, leaving the young man with a freakish appearance accentuated by the scissor blades he has instead of hands. Loving suburban saleswoman Peg (Dianne Wiest) discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls for Peg’s teen daughter (Winona Ryder). However, despite his kindness and artistic talent, Edward’s hands make him an outcast.
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder
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This Christmas season, Hold Up is celebrating with arguably our favourite Christmas movie. Wait, let’s rephrase that: our favourite arguably Christmas movie. Like Die Hard, Gremlins, or Batman Returns, sometimes the best Christmas films aren’t really Christmas films at all. Herein lies the beauty of Edward Scissorhands (1990); a deeply touching tale of an artificially-manufactured humanoid with scissors for hands that begs the question, what if The Cure’s Robert Smith played Frankenstein’s monster?
Featuring an unfairly talented cast, a truly unique visual direction, and exactly two references to the holiday season. Edward Scissorhands is a must-see for anyone who has ever felt like an outcast with giant razor-sharp fingers. – ALICE ROSE
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