The Addams Family

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The movie is peppered with amusing sight gags and one-liners, but the disjointed script doesn't cohere into a successful whole.

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When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams' home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester's life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester.

Cast & Crew

Anjelica Huston
Morticia Addams
Raul Julia
Gomez Addams
Christopher Lloyd
Uncle Fester, Gordon Craven
Dan Hedaya
Tully Alford, Addams' Attorney
Elizabeth Wilson
Abigail Craven, Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss
Dana Ivey
Margaret Alford, Margaret Addams
Paul Benedict
Judge Womack
Christina Ricci
Wednesday Addams
Graham Place
Executive Producer
M.C. Hammer
Original Music
Vic Mizzy
Original Music
Marc Shaiman
Original Music
Owen Roizman
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Critic Reviews for The Addams Family

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Audience Reviews for The Addams Family

  • Jun 27, 2015
    Dark and wicked humour, this film plays better with age and is hilarious. This is one that deserves to be rediscovered in an age of dark tv shows like Lemony Snicket are growing popular on Netflix. The characters are unique and are hilariously sharp with biting humour of the era and great casting. The plot is a little thin but you can ignore this issue as it's mostly aimed at the characters, the brothers plot to be precise. The bizarre Addams family are placed firmly within reality so it's this revamp that keeps the storyline from growing old. I have fond memories of this film and Cousin It, is one of the favorite moments of the film. I think this film has grown better with time and deserves a rediscovery, I could imagine watching this film on the big screen if they decided to unleash the vault. 17-07-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2015
    A tonally loyal adaptation of the 60's TV show. Some nonsensical moments and lacklustre scenes but Huston and Julia steal the thing with such fervour you can't help but enjoy yourself at least a little.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 14, 2014
    Despite the outstanding cast and a a few great moments, its mostly disappointing due to the weak screenplay.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 11, 2014
    Based on the '60s television sitcom, The Addams Family is wickedly funny. The story follows a shyster lawyer who tries to pull a con on the strangely macabre Addams Family by passing off an impostor as their long lost uncle Fester. Featuring Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci, the performances are extraordinarily good; particularly Huston, who does an incredible job at delivering the dry, morbid humor. In fact, the comedy is exceptionally well-written and includes a lot of outrageous sight gags. Full of laughs, The Addams Family is an insanely fun and hysterical family film.
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