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The Addams Family

Published January 19, 2014

The Addams Family

Film info

  • Title The Addams Family
  • Director Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Year 1991
  • Run time 1hr 39m
  • Genres Fantasy, Family, Comedy
  • Tagline Weird is relative

Come join The Addams Family for the most hilarious scarefest of this season or any other! When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead. But Wednesday (Christina Ricci) barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester's uncommonly 'normal' behavior. Could this Fester be a fake, part of an evil scheme to raid the Addams fortune?

Live blog

Time Comment
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

Rating: 4 / 5

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