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Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  19 November 1993 (USA)
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A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.



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On any day of the week, you could expect a newborn baby to be nurtured and loved by his older sister. Except, of course, if it's Wednesday. Pubert is the latest addition to the Addams family and, to prevent sibling rivalry escalating to fratricide, Wednesday and Pugsley are shipped off to summer camp and a nanny is hired. Debby Jellinsky is great with wrinkling baldies, which makes her the perfect nanny for Pubert and the unlikely wife of Uncle Fester. The question is..."Is she grave-digging or gold-digging?" Written by Tim McSmythurs <Tim.McSmythurs@swindon.ericsson.se>

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

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Release Date:

19 November 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Addams Family 2  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£932,222 (UK) (10 December 1993)


£6,342,043 (UK) (4 February 1994)

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1.37 : 1
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Michael Jackson was signed on to write and perform a song for the film's soundtrack and to promote it with a video. Although he was able to finish the song, contractual difficulties coupled with the child molestation allegations made against Jackson resulted in the song being dropped from the soundtrack, and the video was never filmed. The song, "Is It Scary," was later included on Jackson's 1997 'Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix' album and was also used in his short film Ghosts (1997). See more »


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[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.
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Wednesday: [the cat mews and Wednesday shakes the box] Shh! Quiet!
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Ricci rules
3 November 2001 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a film with several excellent performances, but that of Christina "Wednesday" Ricci is near perfect. The reluctant smile outside the "harmony hut" is Oscar material. And Christina as Pocahantas is the very definition of "cute".

Of the others, Joan Cusack also stands out. I doubt anyone else could play the part of "the black widow" quite as well, with just the right mix of sleaze and slapstick. Her deranged laughter alone is worth half the rental fee.

It may not be a classic but it is solid entertainment, with few if any weak passages. Go and see it!

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