Corpse Bride

Synopsis: Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they'll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be high in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there's a rich newcomer that may take Victor's place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick?
Director(s): Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 28 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
77 min

Who is your decorator?

Nice tiles, shame about the drapes.

My husband says such foolish things.

lgnore him.

Yes, it's usually best.

-Do forgive me.

-You play beautifully.

l-- l-- l do apologize, Miss Everglot.

How rude of me to-- Well

Excuse me.

Mother won't let me near the piano.

Music is improper for a young lady.

Too passionate, she says.

lf l may ask, Miss Everglot

where is your chaperon?

Perhaps, in--

ln view of the circumstances

you could call me Victoria.

Yes, of course. Well


-Yes, Victor:

Tomorrow, we are to be m--

M-- M--


-Yes. Married.

Since l was a child, l've--

l've dreamt of my wedding day.

l always hoped to find someone

l was deeply in love with.

Someone to spend

the rest of my life with.

-Silly, isn't it?

-Yes, silly.

No. No, not at all, no.

Oh, dear. l'm sorry.

What impropriety is this?

You shouldn't be alone together.

Here it is, one minute before 5,

and you're not at the rehearsal.

Pastor Galswells is waiting.

Come at once.

Master van Dort,

from the beginning. Again.

''With this hand,

l will lift your sorrows.

Your cup will never empty,

for l will be your wine.

With this candle,

l will light your way in darkness.

With this ring, l ask you to be mine.''

-Let's try it again.

-Yes. Yes, sir.

With this candle.

This candle.

This candle.

-Shall l get up there and do it for him?

-Don't get all aflutter, dear.

With this candle.


Get the door, Emil.

Let's just pick it up at the candle bit.

A Lord Barkis, sir.

l haven't a head for dates.


l'm a day early for the ceremony.

-ls he from your side of the family?

-l can't recall.

Emil, a seat for Lord Barkis.

Do carry on.

Let's try it again, shall we,

Master Van Dort?

-Yes. Yes, sir. Certainly.

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John August

John August (born August 4, 1970) is an American screenwriter and film director, and host of the Scriptnotes podcast along with Craig Mazin. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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