This animated Tim Burton tale set in 19th-century Europe centers on Victor, a young man who, just as he's about to wed Victoria, is sucked into the underworld by a Corpse Bride who desires him for herself.
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- DVD and Blu-ray
PGSome scary images and action, and brief mild language
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; featurette; cast and crew information; cast and crew interview.
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie includes multiple references to dead bodies, skeletons, decay, and death, though all in good fun. The corpse bride's eye pops out occasionally, to show the talking maggot who lives inside and offers romantic advice. The story concerns a young man and woman who meet for a marriage arranged by their parents, both families in need of money. The young man's betrothal to the corpse bride leads him to contemplate his own death, in order to fit in with her friends. Song and dance numbers feature skeletons, corpses, and ghosts. Both sets of parents are using their children to achieve money and status. And when the live bride-to-be asks the local pastor for help, the film raises questions concerning the effectiveness of organized religion.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Some scariness (crows in trees, talking skeletons, and dead bodies with rotting flesh and maggots).
- Some spicy sayings but nothing too out of line.
- Social Behavior
- Love and selflessness are presented neatly in this quirky fairy tale.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- The skeletons drink, but it's clearly fantasy.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it