My all-time favourite film. period. Tim Burton's Magnum Opus IMHO. The ultimate expression of his Gothed-out, Nilihistic, pedantic mind. I absolutely LOVE IT. Awesome cast, great art direction, great score and a memorable Siouxsie theme song. If "Blade Runner" is the poster child for dystopia then THIS film is it for Nihilsm!
Setting aside the cult and camp status of this infamous film, and the questionable veracity of Christina's story, Faye Dunaway's performance as well as the incredible physical transfomation are legendary.
Meryl Streep's performance was exemplary. It's the underlying bones of what she had to work with that's questionable. The film overall paints Thatcher in a favourable light, However it portrays the older Maggie as suffering from dementia and hallucinations, with which added nothing overall to the storytelling. Still worth seering though.
Maybe it's my age... being that this film came out during my formative years. But I love it. An over-the-top comedy with an awesome cast, great one-liners and terrific script. That's my very biased opinion.
Probably my favorite John Waters film. As is often the case the production posse actors are often more enjoyable than the headliners (Mink Stole and Patty Hearst) an over-the-top fun film that succeeds in offending everyone.
actually saw this film when it was initially released. t is a thought-provoking and edgy film, albeit with unsympathetic characters. it's a pessimistic film released at the tip end of a very pessimistic and transformative time in the world culturally.