I watched this movie free as part of my Amazon Prime subscription, and I was happy to not have paid for it—more so because I'm cheap than because it wasn't amazing.
The synopsisA clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.
My thoughts and observations
- I liked it, not loved it—especially since I didn't realize it wasn't the musical version that came later in 1986, and which dropped the word "The" from its title: Little Shop of Horrors.
- Themes touched on:
- Authority figure (i.e., mother and boss) manipulation of others
- I was glad to find out (afterward) that this movie was supposed to be "campy," because that's the exact word I used to describe it while watching it.
- Audrey's (played by Jackie Joseph) voice reminded me of Frenchy's in Grease, played by Didi Conn.
- The way the Gravis Mushnick, played by Mel Welles, talked reminded me of a recent NPR story I heard called, "Fuhgeddaboudit: New York Accent On Its Way Out, Linguists Say."
- Overall, one thumb up. Although if you like camp and dark comedy, you'd probably enjoy it more than I did.
Have you seen this movie? If so, what did you think of it?