Corpse Bride

Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp) goes to drink from the poison to be with the corpse bride Emily (Helena Bonham Carter), but the corpse bride sees Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson) all sad and tells him not to do it. She says they should be together and the corpse bride does not want to take Victoria's happiness away like hers was taken. Barkis Bittern enters the church and says that won't happen because he and Victoria are still married. He goes to take a sip of the cup (not knowing it's poison) and dies. The corpse bride, realizing that Barkis was the one who killed her yells at him and goes after him. Before she can get to him the dead townspeople want at him first. The movie ends with Victoria and Victor kissing and Emily is free of her sorrow.

Shawn McGuigan

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Barkis Bittern: Can a heart still break once it's stopped beating?

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Mistakes

In the fight between Barkis and Victor in the church, Victor slashes at Barkis with the fork and leaves 3 very noticable tears in Barkis' jacket. These tears aren't seen in any of the subsequent shots.

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Trivia

A popular film poster shows Emily and Victor reaching their hands toward one another. Emily's bony hand is on her right and Victor's suit and vest are backwards (note its buttons). Some say it was for legal reasons - Johnny Depp's name was supposed to appear on the poster first because of a contract, and they wanted the characters underneath the corresponding star names, hence the issue. Others say it was simply because the picture looked better with the bride on the right side.

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