The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams' friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families.
Gomez and Morticia Addams move to a derelict asylum in New Jersey, surrounded by a marsh and hidden by a fog at the top of a mountain, to raise a family. Thirteen years later, Gomez is teaching his son Pugsley the saber tradition of the Addams family while Wednesday is questioning her mother about the world outside the mansion gate. Meanwhile, TV host Margaux Needler is busy designing and building the planned community of Assimilation nearby. When the marsh is drained and the Addams home is revealed, Margaux decides to get rid of the Addams Family.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
While the movie has the theme song of the original show The Addams Family (1964), most of the elements are taken mostly from The Addams Family (1991) movie series and the 1990s TV projects. Uncle Fester is Gomez' brother while in the original show he was Morticia's mother's brother. (Although there were a few inconsistent moments in the show where he seemed to be Gomez' uncle.) Wednesday is the older child in the movie but the younger child in the show. Furthermore in the show Pugsley had an octopus pet named Aristotle, not Wednesday, whose octopus' name is Socrates. In the original show it was Morticia who convinced Gomez that Wednesday (and Pugsley) have to go to school in The Addams Family: The Addams Family Goes to School (1964), not the other way around, as in this movie. The Addams Mazurka ceremony was introduced as the Mamushka in the 1991 film's elaborate show stopping musical number. However, the movie restores Grandmama to her status as Gomez' mother, whereas she was Morticia's mother in some of the 1990s versions. (This last bit was lampshaded in an Addams Family stage play, where Gomez and Morticia argue about whose mother Grandmama is.) See more »
Throughout the film, various characters refer to the Addams family members in the plural as "Addams." The correct plural is "Addamses." See more »
Gomes and Morticia Addams move to a derelict mansion in New Jersey surrounded by a marsh and hidden by a fog in the top of a mountain to raise a family. Thirteen years later, Gomes is teaching his son Pugslay the saber tradition of the Addams family while Wednesday is questioning her mother about the world outside the mansion gate. Meanwhile a community is raised by Margaux Needler, who is the responsible for the sales of the house, and the marsh is drained. When she sees the old mansion on the neighborhood, she decides to get rid of the Addams Family.
"The Addams Family" is a funny and entertaining movie for the family. The plot is silly but works in an afternoon. The residents acting like puppets manipulated by fake news and the teenage rebellion are the best moments. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "A Família Addams" ("The Addams Family")
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