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The Addams Family Values, based on the The Addams Family by Charles Addams: a Film Review


The Addams Family has welcomed a new member.  And not everyone in the family is happy about this.  Morticia hires a nanny as Wednesday and Pugsley’s attempts to murder their little brother go unfinished.

The nanny seduces Fester while Wednesday uncovers her dark secret.  Because of this she convinces Morticia to send Wednesday and Pugsley to summer camp.  A normal summer camp.

And as always…hilarity ensues because it is the Addams Family…

General Information:

-Genre: Black Comedy

-Creator: based on The Addams Family by Charles Addams

-Length: 94 minutes

-Rating: PG-13(sexual innuendo and slight sexual themes, violence and gore, some fantasy theming, mild profanity, dark comedy)

-Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play or find it at your local library!

-Main Cast: Anjelica Huston,Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Joan Cusack

-Page of Reference in RPO: 177

Review (contains spoilers):

I had forgotten how long it had been since I had seen this movie…but it was just as delightful as I remember.

The introduction of Debbie added a fun juxtaposition to the film.  She is very light, bright and pastel and incredibly evil.  A distinct contrast to the dark mysterious and incredibly loving Addams Family.  Its really a unique design choice.

They seem to use it in the obvious way… to show that outside appearance has nothing to do with what you are like underneath.

I love the portrayal of Debbie and her homicidal tendencies but Wednesday almost rivals her performance with her own at summer camp.  Rarely do the children outshine the performances in a film full of adult stars but the way this film was written the children truly get the chance to shine.

I love this movie from start to finish.  It is one of a rare few that is entertaining the whole time and on repeated watches.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

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