When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 7.4/10 (85,735 voted)
Critic's Score: 83/100
Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson
Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they'll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be hight in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there's a rich newcomer that may take Victor's place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick?
Writers: Tim Burton, Carlos Grangel
Victor Van Dort
Helena Bonham Carter
Nell Van Dort
William Van Dort
Paul The Head Waiter
Richard E. Grant
Black Widow Spider
The Graceful Dead
Release Date: 23 September 2005
Filming Locations: England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $385,078
(18 September 2005)
(18 December 2005)
Did You Know?
When Victor plays the piano, he leans back and the nameplate says "Harryhausen", a reference to stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen.
When Victor and Barkis Bittern are dueling in the church, Victor scratches Barkis in the chest with a fork, leaving a scratch, but in the next shot, the scratch is gone.
Hear ye, hear ye, ten minutes to go till Van Dort's wedding rehearsal.
Entertaining movie, won't disappoint those that want to see it
I got to go to an advance screening of 'Corpse Bride'. The anticipation
for the movie was high as the theater audience was clapping and
I had been afraid this was going to be too reminiscent of 'Nightmare
Before Christmas', but it was delightfully original. That is
potentially what I enjoyed most about the movie. It's quite an original
I commend Burton and all those who worked on this movie. I really enjoy
watching the animation, and the characters are all very well developed.
It's so good in fact, that I can't imagine this movie being done with
The songs in this movie are good and enjoyable. I don't enjoy them as
much as I did 'Nightmare's', but they do justice.
The voice work in this movie is great. Depp(whose praise I'm not sure
will ever stop) did excellent work. I don't think I would've known it
was him, that is if I hadn't already. Albert Finney is great, and it's
so nice to hear Michael Gough.
My only criticism of this movie is they don't always take enough time.
It starts off wonderfully with the wedding rehearsal, introducing us to
the characters and the situation. Then Victor takes ends up "running
into" the corpse bride, goes to the "underworld", and the whole thing
is explained with a song. I was left wanting more when it came to the
corpse bride and the underworld. Then the movie continues at a nice
level, just that one part left me wanting more.
It's a good movie. If you want to see it you shan't be disappointed. If
you don't want to see it, it might be a pleasant surprise.