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THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) *

While this comedy looks great (director Barry Sonnenfeld used to be a cinematographer), it’s just plain unfunny and trashes the memory of the original show.  Raul Julia and Angelica Huston overact as Gomez and Morticia.  Christopher Lloyd is a fake Uncle Fester who is trying to steal the Addams Family fortune.  Christina Ricci is the only bright (dark?) spot of the movie.  Her portrayal of Wednesday is perfect.  Her blood soaked rendition of Hamlet is hilarious and is the only funny bit in the movie, and makes you think how good this COULD have been.  This was a big hit so naturally; we got a glut of movies based on “classic” TV shows.

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