The Monster at the End of This Movie (2000)
Jon Stone (novel)
Tim Burton (screenplay)
Genre: Horror / Suspense / Hot Topic / Comedy / Gothic Johnny Depp (more)
Tagline: Some endings are too horrifying to see...
Plot Summary: A college woman befriends a tortured artist with a dark past and a haunted double identity. (more) (view trailer)
Plot Keywords: Johnny Depp is the Monster at the End / Female on Male Rape Attempt / Diaphanous Man-child / Ha-ha but not "funny" ha-ha more like "clowns" ha-ha (more)
User Comments: A great reimagining of the book. Poetic, tragic, funny, touching, Johnny Depp is beautiful like a scarf on a chemo patient's head. You just want to take care of him and nurture him, make him know everything is okay, nurse him back to health, and tie him to a cot in your cellar and breast feed him while you(more)
User Rating: 7.7 / 10 (9,449 votes)
Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Mr. Grover / The Nightmere
Natalie Portman ... Mia Persimmons
Ryan Reynolds ... Chuck Muggsly
Helena Bonham Carter ... Mother
Barry Corbin ... Gramps Persimmons
Vincent Price ... Dr. Henson
Also Known As:
Tim Burton and Some Ginger Twat With a Xylophone do Sesame Street (UK)
Vini-centu Por-iceu Return (Jpn)
Oui Oui Jeanny Depp, Oh-ho-ho (Fra)
Das Edward mit den Scherenhanden VI: Edward Gehe zu Universitat (Ger)
Bloody Flourish 1 1 Diaper (Xej)
Runtime: Just long enough for you to start hating Danny Elfman all over again
Country: The Spooooooky Koooooooky Graveyard of the imagination
Language: Very Wimpy
Aspect Ratio: 24:7 (Baby)
Sound Mix: Oingomatic Boingotronics
MOVIEmeter: STRANGER DANGER why?
Certification: UK: Fizzy Fanny 15 / Japan: No Foreigners Allowed / Germany: Nicht Titten Haben / France: Freedom Films / Xerenej: Hyphen Dot Dot Dash
AMDB Memorable Quotes:
Mr. Grover: I had a dream, that there, was...a monster in the woods...at the end of the trail
Mia: It was just a dream, Mr. Grover.
Mr. Grover: What if it wasn't?
Mia: Stop being so afraid.
Mr. Grover: Listen, I have an idea. If we just stop walking on the trail, we'll never get to that monster.
Mia: I have to know. I have to know what's there.
Chuck Muggsly: Hey Freak-o, where's your monster now?
Mr. Grover: It's not here. It's at the end of the-
Chuck Muggsly: I can see there's not monster, Farty Face. Now get ready for a well-earned tenderizing.
Mr. Grover: Why does everyone hate me because I'm different, Mia?
Mia: They don't! I...like you, because you're...different.
Mr. Grover: Do you love me because I'm different.
Mia: I think, I mean, I- AHHHHH!
Mr. Grover: Oh no, I'm changing! Becoming a---argh- terrible horrible monster!
Mia: It was you! Lovable, weird, Mr. Grover! You are the monster at the end of the trail!
Maria Mitchell is shown holding a telescope to each eye, using them to ogle passing hunks on the street below. OOOGA! Her tongue rolls out like a firehose, her eyes comically bulging through the ends of the telescopes.
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