Film: Addams Family Values

Opened: November 19, 1993

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Christopher Hart, Carel Struycken, Jimmy Workman, Carol Kane, John Franklin, Joan Cusack, Dana Ivey, David Krumholtz, Kaitlyn Hooper, Kristen Hooper, Peter MacNicol, Christine Baranski, Mercedes McNab, Cynthia Nixon, Barry Sonnenfeld, Julie Halston, Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce, Peter Graves, Sam McMurray, Harriet Harris, Ian Abercrombie & Tony Shalhoub

The Addams family is back again in a sequel to their 1991 film that’s just as – if not more – enjoyable and funny.

Once again part of the family, Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) becomes infatuated with the new nanny – Debbie (Joan Cusack) – the family hires after Morticia (Anjelica Huston) gives birth the Pubert (Kaitlyn & Kristen Hooper). Set with a diabolical plan, Debbie sends Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) to summer camp so they don’t interfere.

Cusack is an absolute delight in the film and incredibly convincing as Debbie. In her first scenes, you know she’s going to be a wild character.

Ricci and Workman are also fantastic bringing the Addams kids to life in a new setting that’s far different from their own. Wednesday’s constant lack of cheer is relatable and spot on.

Final say: A fantastic sequel. ★★★★☆

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