The Addams Family

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"Weird Is Relative"
  • PG-13
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.9  (176,512)
  • 57

The Addams Family is a comedic horror film based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The movie was released in 1991 and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. It stars Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams, Raul Julia as Gomez Addams, and Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester. The opening scene of the movie shows the delivery of a new member to the eccentric and ghoulish Addams family - a baby boy named Pubert. The family is delighted with the arrival of the new family member, but their joy is short-lived when they discover that a conniving woman named Debbie Jellinsky is posing as a nanny to get close to Uncle Fester and steal his family fortune.

In the meantime, the Addams children, Wednesday and Pugsley, are unhappy with the arrival of the new baby as it threatens to disrupt their world of macabre play and mischief. They begin to hatch a plan to get rid of Pubert, much to the displeasure of their parents.

As the story progresses, it becomes clear that Uncle Fester has fallen under the spell of Debbie, who is actually a gold-digger looking to marry into the Addams family and take all their money. Morticia and Gomez are suspicious of Debbie and begin to investigate her past. They soon discover that she has a history of marrying wealthy men and then killing them for their money.

The final act of the movie culminates in a showdown between the Addams family and Debbie, who has taken Uncle Fester hostage in an attempt to force him to marry her. Morticia and Gomez lead the charge to rescue Uncle Fester and stop Debbie from carrying out her evil plan.

The Addams Family is a movie that blends comedy and horror to create a unique and entertaining viewing experience. The film's outstanding cast, including Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd, bring their characters to life with hilarious and spine-tingling performances.

One of the standout aspects of the movie is the attention to detail in the production design. The Addams family mansion is a character in its own right, filled with bizarre and macabre decorations that add to the film's overall quirkiness. The film's soundtrack, composed by Marc Shaiman, also adds to the movie's gothic and eccentric atmosphere.

Overall, The Addams Family is a classic movie that has stood the test of time. It's a must-see for fans of the horror-comedy genre and anyone looking for a fun and quirky movie experience. With its memorable characters, witty humor, and macabre themes, The Addams Family remains one of the most beloved and iconic films of its genre.

The Addams Family is a 1991 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 57.

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  • Release Date
    1991
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 39 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (176,512)
  • Metascore
    57