The Corpse Bride is a 2005 film directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson. The film is set in Victorian era England where the son of a rich fish monger, Victor, is to be engaged to the daughter of an ‘old money’ couple named Victoria. The match is a business arrangement. Love isn’t even a factor. However, when the two young people meet they hit it off right away. Unfortunately, Victor is so nervous he screws up the wedding reception and after a stroke of bad luck, accidentally marries a dead woman named Emily.
This is a great stop motion film that’s surprisingly touching and romantic despite its horror appearance. The Corpse Bride seems like she’d be a horror from the underworld who rises from the dead to exact revenge upon the living, but she’s actually a sweet tragic heroine who you really feel for even if she’s scary looking.
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