One of the best Broadway (okay, OFF-Broadway) to screen adaptions of the past four decades, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS lands an all-star cast at their best for plenty of twisted fun.
Rick Moranis is Seymour, a nerdy, shy clerk in a floral shop struggling to survive on Skid Row. When he finds himself in possession of a very strange plant that appears during a total eclipse of the sun, Seymour and the shop's fortunes begin to turn around.
Ellen Greene is excellent as Audrey, the quintessential "New Yowka" blonde who is the apple of Seymour's eye, but is currently dating the world most sadistic dentist, played to the hilt by Steve Martin in a hilarious performance.
Bill Murray matches him as a patient who loves pain as much as the torturing doc.
When our plant Audrey 2 starts displaying a very unusual appetite for blood, patrons of the shop better beware!
Filled with terrific songs from Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, including "Suddenly Seymour", "Skid Row" and "Somewhere that's Green", this odd little musical really sings.
By the time Audrey 2 has reached epic proportions and is voiced by Levi Stubbs from the Four Tops, singing "Mean Green Mother from Outerspace", its hard not to have a great time.
Director Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob?) knows comedy and music and blends them perfectly here with great assistance from Production Designer Roy Walker (The Shining) who creates an entire neighborhood on a soundstage.
This Little Shop delivers big entertainment and gets a dark, twisted and funny A.