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Addams Family Reunion (1998)

The Addams Family goes on a search for their relatives.

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Gomez and Morticia are horrified to discover that Grandpa and Grandma Addams have a rare disease that is slowly turning them "normal". The only chance they have of curing them is to organise a family reunion, hoping that someone knows a home remedy. Unfortunately, due to a printing error, the family arrives at the reunion of an ordinary family named Adams (with one D). While Gomez and Morticia, oblivious to the mistake, search for a cure amongst a family divided by the wish to inherit; Pugsley and Wednesday are busy making new friends...explode; Uncle Fester and Thing search for a vicious Chihuahua that lives on human hair; and Lurch falls in love. Meanwhile, a couple going to the reunion are given the wrong address and end up at the Addams mansion where Granny and Cousin Itt are staying. No-one's life will ever be the same... Written by Sam Yeo <yosam2010@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for comic violence and morbid humor | See all certifications »
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The young child actress Nicole Fugere who played Wednesday Addams in this film, went on to star also ,as Wednesday Addams, on the TV series The New Addams Family (1998) the same year with a whole new cast. See more »

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The croquet ball does not break the drinking-glass when it lands in it, yet the sound of shattering glass is heard. See more »

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Gomez Addams: [leafing through the mail and reading off the sender's names on the "junk mail"] Let's see here... Publisher's Killing House... Tombs "R" Us... Hearse and Driver...
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Total and utter crap.
2 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Okay, where in the hell do I start? Okay the plot is about The Addams Family getting a letter in the mail about a family reunion and with Gomez's grandparents (who look more like his actual parents considering Tim Curry's age) acting all...normal, they decide to go and see if anyone has encountered the disease they're suffering from and if they could find a family cure but wouldn't you know it, this is the Adams family, a seemingly normal family who are all money grabbers and want the eldest member's inheritance. One member goes so far and actually poison's him. How will things go with the Addams Family there?

In the end, this should tell you whats wrong with the movie, there is not a single voice of reason. The extended rich family are so dysfunctional they make The Simpsons look like The Brady Bunch. Not only that but everyone in this film is so mean spirited that there is not a single like able character. I honestly think the director only saw snip its of the show on TV or something because any enjoyment out of the show is virtually non existent in this movie.

The jokes in this film don't work because as weird as the Addams family was in the show, they all loved each other and would help each other solve their own problems. Good thing in this movie that everyone could easily be perceived as a prick and the problem solving is done by a senile old man. Not only that but Gomez and Morticia's chemistry is actually non existent. I know it gets annoying every time I say "in the show" this or "in the show" that but...In the show they had a very erotic chemistry, in 20 minutes of the show, Gomez would passionately kiss Morticia repeatedly...in 50 minutes of this film, they exchange a kiss you'd expect from mother and son and...thats the height of their chemistry.

Now not only that but, I know I wont shut up about this, the people in this movie are so vindictive and basically, they're bastards, even the Addams Family which would also destroy any hope a potential fan would have for entering either the show or the other two films (which I haven't seen). This, of course, renders every single joke to being unfunny and downright in bad taste.

The acting is also crap. The only person that actually looked like he was trying to pull off the role he was in was Tim Curry and...I have to admit, some of his schtick is the only funny moments in the film and they're just little chuckles but they still count considering what else passes off as a joke in this film.

Overall this movie is crap, its a disrespect to the original show, its a disrespect to the Addams family name and the whole thing is just so mean spirited. There is not one aspect of this film that lives up to the show (not even the effects or the sets) if you want the Addams family, watch the other movies (that I haven't seen) or if not that, watch the show that has become a part of pop culture, don't rely on this p*ss stain of a film.


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