Film review: Addams Family, The

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  • janet
    July 11, 2004 4:51 p.m.

    this family reminds me alot of my own lovely lovely family
    but most of them don't realise this (which makes it even
    better) since there is no sense of irony about their
    behaviour. my brother is fester and i am the thing

  • David VanLangeveld
    Jan. 18, 2002 11:18 p.m.

    A very funny adaptation of the old television sitcom. The
    entire cast is excellent, but most especially Raul Julia,
    Angelica Houston, Christopher LLoyd, and Christina Ricci.
    Also, the special effects used for Thing are impressive.
    Make sure you take your warped sense of humor with you,
    however.

  • Matt
    Dec. 5, 2001 11:05 p.m.

    Raul Julia as Gomez was awesome. He brings lots of energy &
    charisma to the movie. Fester was a classic, lots of weird
    facial expressions, as was cute little Wednesday, who
    actually stood out with her morbid but ideal delivery.
    My favourite scene was (check spelling) the mamooshka
    scene, what a classic, i remember rewinding that part
    heaps, laughing my head off at how sick Gomez is.
    I can see the wooden serious types hating this movie, but
    if u arent, u will like it. I suppose it helps having a bit
    of a dark twisted sense of humour, i found this movie fun
    to watch.

  • Dayn Christiansen
    Aug. 3, 2001 6:05 p.m.

    Well, I guess I kind of have a wierd sense of humor, but I
    absolutely loved this movie and the crazy atmosphere that
    was in it. Nice, short, and to the point.

  • Avi Green
    Nov. 15, 1999 3:44 a.m.

    I'm sorry, but this movie is gross. Does anybody know how
    sickening it is to see a boy spread out on a silver dinner
    platter as if he were the intended dinner? I certainly hope
    that anybody reading that description of a scene in this
    clinker will agree with me that it is definately sick and
    disgusting. This is the movie that pushed the needless
    obsession for adapting old television serials over the
    edge? I'm disappointed. While I certainly love the
    director's later efforts like Get Shorty and Men in Black,
    that does not mean that Sonnenfeld should have had to make
    his debut with something as offensive as this. At least the
    satire in MAD magazine("The Ad-Nauseum Family") provided a
    good antidote after seeing this crapola. And why? Simple:
    Because it showed how wretched the actual movie really is.
    And that's what I about MAD, they can somtimes show how
    terrible a lot of the movies out there really are, and can
    tell a story that's much funnier than the actual film that
    the satire is based on as well. Anyway, what next? A movie
    based on that other haunted house series that also ran just
    two seasons, the Munsters? I should hope not, and people
    had better not get any of the wrong ideas from what I'm
    saying. The same goes for this movie.