Addams Family Values

  • PG
  • Barry Sonnenfeld (1993)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
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4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy horror starring Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia. The arrival of baby Pubert leads to some "deadly" games in the Addams household as the jealous Wednesday and Pugsley try to dispose of their new sibling. Morticia and Gomez hire Debbie as a nanny for the new arrival, and Debbie soon attracts the amorous attentions of Uncle Fester. But the nanny's motives prove to be even more sinister than the Addams clan itself.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Barry Sonnenfeld

Other Information

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

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