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Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 19 November 1993 (USA)
The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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When an adorable baby boy is added to the Addams household, Wednesday and Pugsley do not hate the baby, they just aren't necessarily excited about his existence. Ok, yeah they do hate the baby. So Wednesday and Pugsley must get rid of the new addition one way or another. Meanwhile a new nanny is added to the household who overtakes Fester. The Addams must stop the nanny, but how?

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The Family Just Got A Little Stranger. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for macabre humor | See all certifications »

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19 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Addams Family 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,117,545, 21 November 1993

Gross USA:

$48,919,043
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Adding more than just make-up to the character, Morticia Addams is always lit separately from everyone else in a scene. Her lighting always consists of one beam of light across her eyes that gradually fades outward to enhance her classic look. See more »

Goofs

If Debbie's first husband had been a heart surgeon, he would not have treated someone with just a cold, even the Pope. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wednesday: [giving a funeral to a cat in a shoe-box] Come, sorrow; we welcome thee. Let us join in grief, rejoice in despair, and honor the fortunate dead.
Grandma: Dearly beloved...
Wednesday: [the cat mews and Wednesday shakes the box] Shh! Quiet!
Grandma: [starts piling dirt on the box]
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Connections

Spoofed in Achmed Saves America (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Express Yourself
By Charles Wright (as Charles W. Wright)
Additional lyrics by Fu-Schnickens
Performed by Roger and Fu-Schnickens
Produced by Ralph Sall
Roger performs courtesy of Reprise Records
Fu-Schnickens performs courtesy of Jive Records
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No longer rehashing old material, they're even funnier this time.
18 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of my favorite films. Paul Rudnick clearly had a field day writing this screenplay.

As odd as it may seem, this sequel is in many ways superior to its predecessor. The first had to spend much of its time introducing the Family--and, just as importantly, paying (totally justified) homage to Charles Addams' brilliant cartoons and to the old television series. As a result, the plot felt forced, as if it had been the best way the writers could think of to showcase all the source material. In the end, one left the theater feeling that the movie had been 'about' the old sight gags. And then there was the totally shameless product placement...but I digress.

Addams Family Values, on the other hand, gets to be more playful. Because we all know who we're dealing with by now, we don't have to spend nearly so much time introducing the family and their skewed universe. Instead, the characters get more of a chance to develop as they glide blithely through a fuller, more cohesive story.

Paul Rudnick's screenplay is masterful--you'll be quoting from it for weeks. Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston are particularly marvelous as one of the most genuinely loving, passionate couples you've seen in ages. In a weird sort of way.

That dance number! Morticia's ever-present shaft of light! Christina Ricci as the sublime Wednesday! Joan Cusack, unhinged! A split-second cameo by Charles Busch! Oh, rapture. I could go on and on, but I'm running out of superlatives. Suffice it to say that this movie is well worth your time.


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