391. The Addams Family

Background info

391-the-addams-familyTitle: The Addams Family
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Year: 1991
Run time: 1hr 39m

“The Addams step out of Charles Addams’ cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre (including a detached hand for a servant) and are quite wealthy. Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip the shark’s son into the family as their long lost Uncle Fester. Can the false Fester find his way into the vault before he is discovered?”

Live blog

1:34 – Interesting font these credits have, some of it not that legible.
4:27 – It must take Thing quite a while to get around that massive house.
10:12 – I really need to think about summer/winter wardrobes.
12:08 – Thing seems to get around though.
16:34 – You wouldn’t have thought the Adammses needed a lawyer. Although perhaps for the things they get up to.
19:38 – I love having your own background music, judging the tempo in the room.
22:11 – Her accent was almost as good as Franck’s.
24:12 – I love how Morticia seems to float.
29:56 – I think we need a slide down to our podcasting bunker.
33:05 – That had the little music that occurs when Lara finds a secret. Treasure!
36:09 – Christina Ricci is so good and so terrifying.
40:54 – Pet vulture.
49:00 – They don’t look very much like brothers.
50:16 – That really is an excellent car.
55:08 – I think I need to know more about the Bermuda Triangle.
1:01:08 – COUSIN ITT!
1:07:56 – “I swear by mummy and daddums.”
1:15:29 – If you learn any lesson from this film, it is to be nice to judges.
1:25:58 – Loving Thing, sometimes obvious CGI, sometimes just a hand through a table. Mostly very good though.
1:31:39 – Pugsley as mini me is genius.

Conclusions

I love this, particularly Wednesday. Anything that celebrates the weird is good by me. Watching it again after quite a long time made me see some of its flaws and that it wasn’t quite as good as I remembered it being. But I still love it, and it’s still very quotable to me.

Rating: 4/5

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