Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events the Movie

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Visually splendid Burtonesque Victorian Gothic adaptation of three books from the series by Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) is playfully gruesome yet not quite subversive enough. Violet (Browning), Klaus (Aiken), and Sunny Baudelaire are wealthy orphans shuttled from one peculiar, distant relative to another. These include sinister Count Olaf (Carrey), who is determined to obtain the family fortune, snake-loving Uncle Monty (Connolly), and phobic Aunt Josephine (Streep). The siblings survive every calamity through pluck, brains, and the fact that toddler Sunny is a ferocious biter. Much hammy villainy and episodic adventure abounds, to enjoyable effect. a silhouetted Law (as Snicket himself) supplies ominous narration.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Comic Adventure, Fantasy, Gifted Children, Adoption & Orphans, Brothers & Sisters, Boston, Inheritance, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Black Comedy
Robert Gordon
Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman, Jude Law, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Billy Connolly, Meryl Streep
Emmanuel Lubezki
Brad Silberling
Thomas Newman
Pud Cusack, Michael Kahn, Dylan Tichenor, John Dexter, Colleen Atwood, Rick Heinrichs
Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim Van Wyck, Nickelodeon, Paramount


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