Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Addams Family
The Addams Family- 1991, starring Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci
He says- Piquant comedy based on Charles Addams' macabre cartoon family (later popularized on the same-named TV series), whose greedy lawyer tries to plunder their fortune by planting an impostor in the household who claims to be their long-lost Uncle Fester. Huston and Julia are absolutely perfect as Morticia and Gomez, and maintain a light touch while dispensing their gleefully ghoulish black humor. Impressive directorial debut for cinematographer Sonnenfeld. Followed by 2 sequels. 3 stars.
I say- I forgot how awesome this movie looks and is acted. I find the plot dreadful, but the acting and the photography to be astounding. I haven't seen this since I was 10, and was really glad to rewatch this, and makes me remember how much I miss Raul Julia. 3 stars.