Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Addams Family (1991)

Charles Addams' kooky characters from the classic comic strip and television series return to life in their own feature film, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, from 1991. THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a macabre masterpiece of comic horror, and one of the finest of its breed. The refined humor is both witty and intelligent, but equally matched with entertaining sight gags and physical comedy. While no one could ever truly replace John Astin, Carolyn Jones, and the rest of the original stars, the casting is simply inspired. Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston are worthy successors as Gomez and Morticia Addams, losing themselves in the morbid characters. A young Christina Ricci steals the show in her wicked performance as Wednesday Addams. If any one thing succeeds over the acting and writing in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, it is the incredible production design that brings the Addams household to life and gives it a playful character of its own. THE ADDAMS FAMILY is nothing short of a modern classic that lives up to (and often succeeds over) the original series.

Rating: 10/10.

Movies like THE ADDAMS FAMILY:
BEETLEJUICE, DEATH BECOMES HER, ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK, GHOSTBUSTERS, THE BRADY BUNCH.


 

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1 comment:

  1. Ever since, I am insanely envious of the skin of the Addam's Family cast especially that of Anjelica Houston and Christina Ricci. They're gorgeous!

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