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Still shot from the movie: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, Sweeney Todd follows the revenge tactics of a demon barber (Johnny Depp), who desires to kill the judge (Alan Rickman) who unfairly sentenced him to prison and stole his wife. His murderous plan to give the man a close shave is aided by his neighbor (Helena Bonham Carter), a baker looking for an inexpensive way to get some filling for her meat pies. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: D-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Theater Release: 20 Dec 2007
Video Release: 31 Mar 2008
MPAA Rating: R
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Sweeney Todd is a character that has shown up in English literature since the early 1800s. Why do you think such dark people attract so much curiosity? Do you think it’s possible to extract humor from stories involving such grisly details?

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