Addams Family Values

The family just got a little stranger.

A nanny (Joan Cusack) is hired to look after the Addams’s newborn, but she has ulterior motives; her first step is to get rid of the other kids by sending them to a hellishly cheerful summer camp. The sequel is just as (perhaps even more) chock-full of hilarious one-liners; that along with the cast is what keeps you enjoying the movie, because the story is not special. It is essentially a stretched-out sitcom episode, but handsomely produced and very amusing. Hard to pick favorites, but Christine Baranski and Peter MacNicol are brilliant as the perky camp leaders.

1993-U.S. 93 min. Color. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Song: “Addams Family (Whoomp!”) (performed by Tag Team). Cast: Anjelica Huston (Morticia Addams), Raul Julia (Gomez Addams), Christopher Lloyd (Fester Addams), Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane… Nathan Lane, Peter Graves, Tony Shalhoub, David Hyde Pierce, Cynthia Nixon.

Trivia: Followed by a direct-to-DVD sequel, Addams Family Reunion (1998).

Razzie: Worst Original Song.

Quote: “You’ll meet someone. Someone very special. Someone who won’t press charges.” (Julia trying to cheer Lloyd up)

Two and a half stars

IMDb

Published by Stefan Hedmark 2008-02-04 14:15

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