This is a very good film from Tim Burton that is not nearly as weird sounding as the title would lead one to believe. However, an exceptional brilliant voice performance by the wonderfully talented Emily Watson make this a must for anyone who appreciates the genius of that magnificent actor. Recently she won a BAFTA for her incredible work in the British production of Appropriate Adult and her performance in The Book Thief (as the mother) was unforgettable. Her voice is a perfect fit for the character in this animated film and although it is only her voice in the movie, it is remarkable how she uses it so stunningly. See this film if only for the opportunity to witness once again that Emily Watson is the single finest British actor of our time, even when she relies only on her voice to give a character depth and emotion. It is an essential addition to anyone's collection that includes Breaking the Waves, Gosford Park, Punch-Drunk Love, Hillary and Jackie, Red Dragon, and so many other of her other mesmerizing screen performances.
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