Little Shop of Horrors

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"A singing plant. A daring hero. A sweet girl. A demented dentist. It's the most outrageous musical comedy in years."
  • PG-13
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 7.1  (85,165)
  • 81

Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 musical horror-comedy movie directed by Frank Oz based on the off-Broadway musical of the same name. The movie stars Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, and a puppet created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. The movie follows the story of Seymour Krelborn (Rick Moranis), an amateur botanist working at Mushnik's Flower Shop in Skid Row, a poor neighborhood in New York City. Seymour dreams of discovering a new plant species that can bring him success and fame, but the only plant he has is a strange Venus flytrap he found during a solar eclipse, which he named Audrey II (voiced by Levi Stubbs).

Audrey II turns out to be a flesh-eating monster that feeds on human blood, and as it grows larger, it demands more and more food. Seymour tries to resist Audrey II's demands, but soon realizes that feeding it is the only way to keep it alive and thriving. Meanwhile, Seymour falls in love with Audrey (Ellen Greene), his coworker and the woman he named the plant after.

As Seymour becomes more and more successful thanks to the publicity generated by Audrey II, he also becomes more and more involved in a web of lies, deception, and murder. He discovers that Audrey II comes from outer space and has a sinister plan to take over the world by enslaving humankind.

The movie features a great cast of actors, each of them delivering impressive performances. Rick Moranis plays Seymour as a likable and sympathetic character, a nerdy and shy guy who will do anything to keep the woman he loves and the plant that made him famous. Ellen Greene gives a touching and vulnerable performance as Audrey, a girl who dreams of leaving Skid Row and starting a new life. Vincent Gardenia is fantastic as Mr. Mushnik, the greedy and abusive owner of the flower shop who sees Seymour's success as a way to make money.

But the real star of the movie is Audrey II, the carnivorous plant that steals the show with its smooth, seductive voice and its sinister, manipulative personality. It's hard not to fall under the spell of this creature who just wants to "grow and prosper."

The movie's music is also one of its strongest points. The songs are catchy, fun, and memorable, with a mix of styles ranging from doo-wop to rock to soul. The lyrics are witty and clever, telling the story and developing the characters with great humor and emotion. The movie's theme song, "Suddenly Seymour," is a highlight, a beautiful and heartfelt duet between Seymour and Audrey that captures the essence of their relationship.

Little Shop of Horrors is a delightful and quirky movie that combines horror, comedy, romance, and music with great success. It's a movie that can appeal to different audiences, from horror fans to musical lovers to those who just want to have a good time. With its colorful characters, memorable music, and unforgettable puppetry, this movie has become a pop culture classic that continues to enchant and entertain audiences to this day.

Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 81.

Little Shop of Horrors
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    1 hr 34 min
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    7.1  (85,165)
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