Little Shop of Horrors Reviews
"A Singing Plant. A Daring Hero. A Sweet Girl. A Demented Dentist."
Little Shop of Horrors isn't a horrible musical by any means. It is just an extremely annoying one. I found all the songs to be annoying that weren't sung by the trio of girls who followed the events of the story around. Ellen Greene's voice irritated the shit out of me. She talks in a raspy, soft spoken way that just makes you want to kill yourself. Then when she sings, good Lord when she sings. Rick Moranis's singing tunes are just as bad. He plays his usual character and that character just doesn't translate well to singing.
A flower shop in the ghetto isn't doing very well. No one comes in and the owner is looking at shutting the place down. This is when Seymour shows his new plant and puts it in the window to attract new customers. It works and the business begins to thrive and Seymour becomes an overnight success. Soon he figures out that in order for the plant to grow and not die, it needs human blood. For a while, he is able to feed it with drips from his fingers, but eventually the plant grows to big for that to do any good.
My favorite thing about this movie are the cameos. There are great cameos from Steve Martin as a sadistic dentist and also from Bill Murray as a pain loving patient of that dentist. Also the songs from the three women who follow the events around are awesome. I wish I could have sold after the initial credits because that was awesome.
The movie is just too dull and actually quite boring. Songs can only go so far, there has to be characters and a plot that can support those songs and in Little Shop of Horrors, the characters cannot. I guess it is still worth one watch for Steve Martin' scenes alone.
It's a classic tale of a plant that fell from outer space that ends up in the hands of a man (Rick Moranis) that works for a struggling flower shop. The plant (Audrey II) isn't like most other plants because it has to have blood in order to live, particularly that of humans. Rick Moranis must find a way to manage the plant once it gets almost as big as the shop itself.
There are a lot more good things to say about "Little Shop of Horrors." The plant has good effects, the acting is superb, and parts of the movie are hilarious. Not to mention that Steve Martin and Bill Murray make hilarious camio appearances to make the movie even better. This is one movie I recommend anybody to get, it's a classic to say the least. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. I lied. I like a lot of musicals...at least Disney ones, havent' seen a whole lot of live action ones, but all my friends growing up owned this movie and I was always envious, the plant's awesome.