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Total Crap: 7.32%

2 reviews, 29 user ratings


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Addams Family Values
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by Ryan Arthur

"They're not shy, they're contagious."
4 stars

A sequel worthy of the original.

Most of the original players are back, and the story's a bit thicker this time around.

Morticia (Anjelica Huston) is pregnant, and the family is ecstatic. Except for Wednesday and Pugsley (Christina Ricci and Jimmy Workman, respectively) who have their own little case of sibling rivalry going. The attention they get soon shifts to the new baby, Pubert (complete with slicked back hair and pencil-thin moustache, just like dad) and the other kids get a little rambunctious ("We just wanna play with him," Pugsley says. "Especially his head," Wednesday replies.) The family hires a new nanny, Debbie Jellinsky (Joan Cusack), who turns out to be quite the gold digger. She marries rich men and then offs them, and who might her next target be?

Fester.

The kids get shipped off to (gasp!) summer camp, Fester gets married and moves away from the family and takes the money with him. Wednesday and Pugsley figure out what's going on; will they get out in time?

Well, duh.

There are moments where this is actually funnier than the original. Ricci has the deadpan Wednesday down pat, and Cusack is a hoot. The dark humor is still intact (Baby Pubert has a mobile above his crib made of butcher knives), and it's still pretty funny.

Rent it.

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originally posted: 09/19/98 01:00:42
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User Comments

9/16/12 cindy madson hilarious 4 stars
3/25/12 Steve Hock Uncle Fester! 5 stars
9/17/07 johnnyfog Worth seeing just for the scenes at summer camp 5 stars
9/13/06 David Cohen A good sequel 4 stars
8/05/04 Alyssa I still haven't stopped quoting it. 5 stars
4/27/04 Marie-Pier Christensen It's poche 1 stars
11/13/03 sammy this movie rules! see it or ill send the lawn knomes after you!...... 5 stars
9/21/03 Abigail Fab 5 stars
10/29/02 Charles Tatum One good joke- "He has my father's eyes!"- and that's it 1 stars
10/21/02 STEVE WISH I WAS AN ADDAM!THE CARTOON AND SERIS CAN'T FELL YOU! 5 stars
7/31/02 nino POLITICAL SATIRE--republican "family values" 5 stars
3/11/02 Emilia Serves the pilgrimses right for their wicked deeds. 5 stars
9/18/01 Butterbean Just as good as the first one! And Cusack is on board! Woo! 5 stars
9/01/01 Henry Ginsberg This movie has some great moments.Like when they all start singing coombyare 5 stars
8/09/01 E-Funk Fun sequel to an equally fun original. 4 stars
7/07/01 Elvisfan Better than the first, in part thanks to Cusack P.S. Debbie says HI 5 stars
6/12/01 cinkcool Watch it again. You begin to catch all the one-liners, and it gets funnier and funnier. 5 stars
4/12/01 Andrew Carden Better then the original, Joan Cusack is a hoot. Christina Ricci is very funny. 4 stars
2/05/00 Richard Wright Very funny and macrabre sitcommy type film- the summer camp bits are the best!! 4 stars
12/02/99 frankenslag pooh 1 stars
5/29/99 Bob, Lord of Evil I liked it alright. 4 stars
4/18/99 jimmy jam AWSUM "The temptress of Waikiki" 5 stars
3/30/99 Ah Dooey I can't dignify this with one comment... Not bad. 4 stars
2/19/99 nun uf u r businness Oh so awesome!!! Just like the first!!! 5 stars
10/27/98 Silent Rob Much better than the original. Altogether 'ooky'! 4 stars
9/26/98 Maegs Joan Cusack, as always, is wonderful 4 stars
9/12/98 kanatcha im too lazy for this... 4 stars
9/06/98 Sentaia E. Powergal Absolutely hilarious. I died laughing. (yet another bad pun) 5 stars
9/06/98 Helle Marie This is great- dead cool! 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  19-Nov-1993 (PG-13)

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