Sweeney Todd (2007) Excellent adaptation of one of the finest musicals ever written. Tim Burton's conception of Victorian London is as grim and gray as the coal-stained city was at that time. I liked the casting--using a little boy for Toby works (it's probably too difficult for a kid to handle that part in the theater, and to be honest, in the theater, if you can avoid hiring a kid, you do it). Casting Anthony much younger than usual also works; I also found that having his character walk around the city singing made the whole Anthony-Johanna sequences much more tolerable than stage productions, where he's often left to just declaim. Johnny Depp was fantastic, Helena Bonham Carter almost as good. Do they sing like the highly trained, gifted singers who usually play these parts? No, but the way they do the score is just as effective, though different; to try to compare their versions of songs to those of accomplished singers seems almost pointless, as they seem like two completely different pieces of work. More importantly, they gave their characters more of an internal life than you get to see from the distance of the stage. Again, what's important in theater isn't necessarily important in a movie, and vice versa. Some quibbles about cuts in the score, maybe the last shot, but otherwise few complaints.