Addams Family Values

Addams Family Values

Barry Sonnenfeld (1993)

90min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This delightful follow-up to The Addams Family is blessed with an even blacker vein of humour than the original. Gomez and Morticia (Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston) have a new baby, much to the displeasure of their other children (Christina Ricci and Jimmy Workman), while Fester has fallen under the spell of the youngster's scheming black widow nanny (Joan Cusack). Once again, the playing is faultless, but it is Ricci who effortlessly steals the show, whether trying to bump off her new sibling or creating havoc at an all-American summer camp. The sets are wonderful, the cinematography exquisite and Barry Sonnenfeld's direction is exhilarating. The perfect antidote to more traditional, sentimental family fare.

Summary

Spooky couple Gomez and Morticia hire a nanny to look after their new baby son - and stop him suffering an early death at the hands of his jealous elder siblings. Romance soon blossoms between the new childminder and Uncle Fester, but he does not realise she is planning to kill him once she has got hold of the family fortune. Comedy sequel, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Joan Cusack.

Cast & Crew

Morticia Addams Anjelica Huston
Gomez Addams Raul Julia
Uncle Fester Christopher Lloyd
Debbie Jellinsky Joan Cusack
Wednesday Addams Christina Ricci
Granny Carol Kane
Pugsley Addams Jimmy Workman
Pubert Addams Kristin Hooper
Lurch Carel Struycken
Joel Glicker David Krumholtz
Thing Christopher Hart
Margaret Dana Ivey
Gary Granger Peter MacNicol
Becky Granger Christine Baranski
Amanda Buckman Mercedes McNab
Don Buckman Sam McMurray
Ellen Buckman Harriet Sansom Harris
Mrs Glicker Julie Halston
Mr Glicker Barry Sonnenfeld
Pubert Addams Kaitlyn Hooper
Director Barry Sonnenfeld
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Cartoonish violence, some swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy

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