Addams Family Values

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Christina Ricci steals the show!

on 1/10/2013

I couldn't help but enjoy myself while watching this movie. It made me laugh like I haven't laughed in a long time, while also keeping the characters intact and convincing. Sonnenfield has done a terrific job in creating this sequel, which is definitely the better of the two films. Read More

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Amazingly Funny

on 4/12/2013

The film begins with the arrival of baby Pubert, in a hilarious send-up of birth scenes with a twist: the mother-to-be enjoys the labor pains. From this point on, the film goes into three different stories which lead into one another. One dives into the children reacting to the new baby, doing everything from dropping him from the roof to placing him under the guillotine. It's a funny one. Read More

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Upon arrival of their mustachioed baby, morticia and gomez hire a greedy nanny who targets uncle fester.


Studio Ingram Micro
SKU 201982420
UPC 097363280644
UPC 14 00097363280644
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Rating Rating
Black Comedy
Family Interaction
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES, Barry Sonnenfeld has performed the remarkable feat of making a sequel even more entertaining than its predecessor. The charmingly creepy Addams family (based on characters originally created by the morbid Charles Addams) have two new additions, mustachioed baby Pubert and sunny nanny Debbie Jellinsky. While Debbie (wonderfully played by Joan Cusack) charms the adults of the family, particularly Uncle Fester, the children discover that she is actually a serial killer called the Black Widow. The children are soon shipped off to summer camp as part of nanny dearest's diabolical plot. It's at Camp Chippewa that some of the funniest scenes occur, particularly one in which Wednesday tells genuinely terrifying ghost stories to the other campers and another that features both Addams children being sent the Harmony Hut as punishment for trying to escape. Sonnenfeld and production designer Ken Adams (no relation) make sure that each minute is a pleasure to look at by creating a feast of dark visions and macabre sight gags. ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES will be most enjoyed by those with a taste for flip gallows humor.
Plot Summary
Summary Morticia and Gomez Addams (Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia) couldn't be more pleased with the newest additions to the family, mustachioed baby Pubert and perky nanny Debbie (Joan Cusack). Less pleased are siblings (and rivals) Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman), who want to rid themselves of the infant usurper while investigating the truth behind Debbie's exterior. Before the children can prove that Debbie is a homicidal maniac called the Black Widow--out to add Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) to her collection of corpses--they are banished to summer camp. Can the Addams family survive the murderess and Kumbaya?
New York Times "...Glee on the screen....Buoyant in absurd, wonderful ways..." 11/19/1993 p.C3
Premiere "...Inspired dementia..." - Recommended 06/01/1994 p.120
Sight and Sound "...Wholly wonderful performances by Joan Cusack...and Christina Ricci, whose blank-faced strangeness is used to even better effect than in the first film..." 02/01/1994 p.44-5
Entertainment Weekly "...[Julia is] picture-perfect..." 11/04/1994 p.81
Barry Sonnenfeld
Raul Julia
Anjelica Huston
Cast & Crew
Carol Kane - Star
Raul Julia - Star
Carel Struycken - Star
Christopher Lloyd - Star
Chris Ellis - Star
Christina Ricci - Star
Jimmy Workman - Star
Joan Cusack - Star
Anjelica Huston - Star
Arthur Schmidt - Editor
Barry Sonnenfeld - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 328064
UPC 00097363280644
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Julia,Raul/huston,
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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