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Addams Family Values (1993)

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

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 13 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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Creepier. Kookier. Spookier. Ookier. 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)  »

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Addams Family 2  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,117,545 (USA) (21 November 1993)

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$48,919,043 (USA)
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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

Position of Pubert's left arm when Wednesday and Pugsley talk about dropping him off the roof. 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.
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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Spoofs Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984) See more »

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Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree
By Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown (as Larry Brown)
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A sequel that lives up to the original!
13 May 2001 | by (10essee) – See all my reviews

"Addams Family Values" is *finally* a sequel that lives up to the original. I thought this film was just as good as the first film if not better. I am so glad that the original cast decided to come back for the sequel (the only original cast member that didn't was "Grandmama," but she had the smallest role out of the whole family so it didn't matter too much). Yet again Raul Julia and Christina Ricci turn in great performances as Gomez and Wednesday Addams, respectively, and Joan Cusack gives a great performance also as the homicidal Debbie Jillinsky who marries men for their money and then kills them on their wedding night, but after marrying Fester she just can't seem to get rid of him. The whole part of the script that dealt with Wednesday and Pugsley at summer camp was hilarious. And I thought Mercedes McNab as Amanda, who had a cameo as the girl scout in the first film, was hilarious and good in her role. The only thing I found sort of annoying about this movie was that it centered on Uncle Fester again. But, overall this is a great sarcastic comedy that lives up to it's predecessor.

My Verdict: 7/10


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