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


-Good morning.

-Good morning.

Here ye, here ye, 1 0 minutes to go

till Van Dort's wedding rehearsal.

Watch it!

-It's a beautiful day

-It's a rather nice day

A day for a glorious wedding

A rehearsal, my dear

To be perfectly clear

A rehearsal for a glorious wedding

Assuming nothing happens

That we don't really know

That nothing unexpected

interferes with the show

And that's why everything

Every last little thing

Every single, tiny, microscopic little thing

Must go

-According to plan

-Our son will be married

-According to plan

-Our family carried

Elevated to the heights of society

-To the costume balls

-In the hallowed halls

Rubbing elbows with the finest

Having crumpets with Her Highness

We'll be there, we'll be seen

Having tea with the queen

We'll forget everything

That we've ever, ever been

-Blimey! lt's my dress is caught.

-Begging your pardon, ma'am.

-Come on, dear.

-lt's not me. lt's my dress is caught.

Where is Victor? We might be late.

Fish merchants.

-It's a terrible day

-Now, don't be that way

it's a terrible day for a wedding

it's a sad, sad state of affairs we're in

That has led to this ominous wedding

How could our family have come to this?

To marry off our daughter

To the nouveau riche

-They're so common

-So coarse

-Oh, it couldn't be worse

-Couldn't be worse? I'm afraid I disagree

They could be land-rich,

Bankrupt aristocracy

Without a penny to their name

Just like you and me

Oh, dear.

And that's why everything

Every last little thing

Every single, tiny, microscopic little thing

Must go

-According to plan

-Our daughter will wed

-According to plan

-Our family led

From the depths of deepest poverty

-To the noble realm

-Of our ancestry

And who would have guessed

in a million years

-That our daughter with a face

-Of an otter in disgrace

Would provide our ticket

To a rightful place

Oh, Hildegarde.

What if Victor and l

don't like each other?

As if that has anything

to do with marriage.

Do you suppose your father and l

like each other?

Surely you must a little?

-Of course not.

-Of course not.

Get those corsets laced properly.

l can hear you speak without gasping.

You've certainly hooked a winner

this time, Victor.

-Now, all you have to do is reel her in.

-l'm already reeling, Mother.

Shouldn't Victoria Everglot

be marrying a lord or something?

Oh, nonsense! We're every bit

as good as the Everglots.

l always knew l deserved better

than a fish merchant's life.

But l've never even spoken to her.

Well, at least we have that

in our favor.

Mayhew! Silence that blasted coughing.

Marriage is a partnership,

a little tit for tat.

You'd think a lifetime watching us

Might have taught her that

-Might have taught her that

-Everything must be perfect

-Everything must be perfect

-Everything must be perfect


That's why everything

Every last little thing

Every single, tiny, microscopic little thing

Must go

According to plan

Look at the way you're standing.

You look like you got rickets

or something

Oh, my goodness. Oh, such grandeur!

Such impeccable taste!

Oh, beautiful, innit?

lt's not as big as our place, dear.

-Bit shabby really, isn't it?

-Shut up.

Lord and Lady Everglot

Mr. and Mrs. Van Dort.

Why, you must be Miss Victoria.

Yes, l must say, you don't look a day

over 20. No. Oh, yes.

Smile, darling, smile.

Well, hello. What a pleasure.

Welcome to our home.

Thank you.

We'll be taking tea

in the west drawing room.

Oh, do come this way,

it's just through there.

Oh, l love what you've done with the place.

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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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