Movie Under the Stars
🎟️ Buy your $5 ticket at thereandback.cafe/events
🎧 Give the Crest Staff your DL for a free pair of headphones so you can hear the movie
🍿 Pick up some popcorn at the Crest, dinner from us, or bring a picnic
🪑 Bring your lawn chair(s) and a blanket.
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“Beetlejuice” is a darkly comedic and fantastical film directed by Tim Burton that revolves around the afterlife, the supernatural, and a mischievous, troublemaking spirit named Beetlejuice.
The story begins with the newly deceased couple, Barbara and Adam Maitland (played by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin), who find themselves trapped in their idyllic New England home as ghosts. In their quest to adapt to their new spectral existence, they must contend with a boorish and obnoxious family, the Deetzes, who have moved into their beloved home.
Desperate to rid themselves of the Deetzes and their interior decorator, Otho (played by Glenn Shadix), Barbara and Adam seek the help of a bio-exorcist ghost named Beetlejuice (played by Michael Keaton). However, they soon discover that Beetlejuice is a chaotic and unpredictable force of nature who is more interested in causing chaos than helping them.
As Beetlejuice wreaks havoc, the film takes viewers on a wild and visually stunning journey through the world of the afterlife, complete with bizarre and grotesque characters. The Maitlands, along with their newfound living friend, Lydia Deetz (played by Winona Ryder), must find a way to stop Beetlejuice and save themselves from the chaos he’s unleashed.
“Beetlejuice” is renowned for its distinctive and eccentric visual style, combining gothic elements with Tim Burton’s signature quirky and dark humor. Michael Keaton’s unforgettable performance as the titular character is a highlight of the film, showcasing his ability to bring an anarchic and unpredictable spirit to life.
The movie explores themes of the afterlife, the clash between the living and the dead, and the power of friendship and family bonds. “Beetlejuice” remains a cult classic, celebrated for its unique blend of macabre comedy, memorable characters, and unforgettable visual effects.