Probably the best of the Addams movie trilogy, Addams Family Values is a hilarious roller coaster ride of crazily multiplying subplots, lovable characters, and memorable lines. Outstanding performances by Raul Julia and Angelica Huston are only outdone by Joan Cusack, who crazily plays the wacky and devilishly wonderful villain, Debbie.
From diabolical summer camp intrigue, to the always pending deaths of Baby Pubert and Fester, few aspects of middle class American values are off limits. In the middle of the Family's adjusting to their third child, Debbie enters the scene, stealing away Uncle Fester. What ensures is an absolute pleasure to watch, again and again.
The Addams Family was one of the 1960s defining TV serials, with established Hollywood movie stars John Astin and Carolyn Jones playing the lead protagonists of an eccentric frankensteinian madhouse - the kind that would definitely ruin the neighborhood.