Internet sweetheart and broody broodboy Timothée Chalamet has proven that 90 seconds, endearing facial expressions and a single line of dialogue are all it takes to melt our weary hearts.
Timothée stars as Edward Scissorhands' son: Edgar Scissorhands in a Super Bowl ad from Cadillac; a clever homage to Tim Burton's original 1990 film. Original cast member Winona Ryder also makes an appearance, playing a grown up version of her Edward Scissorhands character, Kim (now Edgar's mum). It's a glimpse of the sequel we've long yearned for, and will likely never have. Cheers, Cadillac.
In terms of aesthetic, music and mood, the ad is a worthy tribute to the original cult classic. A doe-eyed Scissorhands fumbles around town awkwardly, and of course his extremely sharp hands are a giant inconvenience. He pops a football, gets stuck in a fence and becomes a giant walking magnet in the middle of class. Classic Scissorhands fare.
Kim (Winona Ryder) does what any mother of a knife-handed-child would do, and buys her son an all-electric Cadillac LYRIQ, which boasts a self-driving mode. Scissorhands Jr. is now free to cut laps around his idyllic neighbourhood without worrying about impaling an airbag.
Timothée is legit perfect for this role – yes, because of his broody vibe and obvious acting chops, but it's mostly his hair that was perfectly cast. Defying all known laws of gravity, this truly is the role Chalamet's dishevelled mop was put on this earth to play.
The irony of Timmy-Boy playing the son of Edward Scissorhands (aka Johnny Depp aka the dad of his ex Lily-Rose Depp) wasn't lost on YouTube commenters, who called the complex family tree crossover "cosmic". Can someone please map out this web?
Enjoy the ad below and get ready to swoon over Chalamet – or go '90s and shout "Winona Forever" into an abyss.
Our only complaint is that it's about 90 minutes too short.
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