I rented Sweeney Todd last week, and didn't finish it, for two reasons. The first was the singing, for me there was too much, to the point where it became talking-singing, but the second was this shot of Timothy Spall. The sketchbook was out in a flash, and the acrylic I've just finished.
Spall is one of our best exports, and if you haven't seen 'Secrets and Lies' by Mike Leigh, then I highly recommend it. Leigh's best film IMHO.