R | | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
Imelda Staunton was considered for the role of Mrs. Lovett, but lost out to Helena Bonham Carter. She would go on to play Mrs. Lovett in the West End production of Sweeney Todd in 2012, alongside Michael Ball as Sweeney Todd.
I have sailed the world, beheld its wonders, from the Dardanelles to the mountains of Peru. But there's no place like London.
Sweeney Todd: No, there's no place like London.
Anthony Hope: Mr. Todd?
Sweeney Todd: You are young. Life has been kind to you. You will learn.
Throughout the film, the bumps on the beggar woman/Lucy's face changes. When she is speaking to Antony, the bumps on her lips are on the left side of her mouth. At the end of the film, when Sweeney is holding her, the bumps are on the right side of her mouth.
$13,635,390 (USA) (23 December 2007)
$52,898,073 (USA) (20 March 2008)