"Beetlejuice" is a great movie for many reasons. Michael Keaton does a spectacular job as Beetlejuice, and Winona Ryder and the rest of the crew also do a good job. The special effects were superb and the script was also done well. Pretty much, there's not anything bad about the movie. If you like comedy/horror movies, I recommend you to get "Beetlejuice." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!
This film never looses its charm, I just wish Burton had made another.
Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O'Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O'Hara and Jones' gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder.
Tim Burton's most twisted nightmarish movie ever is a hilarious high water mark for late eighties comedy. A great cast puts in wonderful performances. Baldwin, Davis, O'Hara, Jones, Goulet, Ryder, and especially Keaton in his most memorable character.
If you enjoy Tim Burton films, you will recognize his style. Angled camera work and sets with obtuse, geometric shapes, not to mention the dark, murky mood with something bright and colorful hidden beneath it all. If you're into Tim Burton and basically any kind of satirical humor, you will love Beetlejuice. If you're a nun, you'll probably need to recite a few Hail Mary's after seeing this! Either way, it's worth the viewing for all the laughs it brings!