The Addams Family Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for The Addams Family the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Everybody's favorite family of ghouls hits the big screen, but something is lost in the translation. An imposter claiming to be long-lost Uncle Fester (Lloyd), who says he was in the Bermuda Triangle for 25 years, shows up at the Addams' home to complete a dastardly deed--raid the family's immense fortune. Although Fester's plan is foiled, a series of plot twists highlight the ghoulish family's eccentricities. Darkly humorous but eventually disappointing: Julia, Huston, and Ricci (as Gomez, Morticia, and Wednesday, respectively) are great in their roles and the sets look good, but the plot is thin. Much closer to the original comic strip by Charles Addams than the popular TV show ever was.

Distribution

Paramount Home Video, 5555 Melrose Ave., 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, Phone: (323)956-5000, URL: http://www.paramount.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 102 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Brothers & Sisters, Top Grossing Films of 1991, Funerals, Adapted from a Cartoon, Adapted from Television, Monster Yuks, Renegade Body Parts, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Cousins, Family Comedy, Amnesia
Screenplay
Caroline Thompson, Larry Thompson
Cast
Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson, Judith Malina, Carel Struycken, Dana Ivey, Paul Benedict, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Christopher Hunt, John Franklin
Cinematography
Owen Roizman
Director
Barry Sonnenfeld
Music
Marc Shaiman
Other
Marc Shaiman
Producer
Scott Rudin, Graham Place

Awards

Golden Raspberries 1991: Worst Song ("Addams Groove").

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