The Addams Family

Published January 19, 2014

The Addams Family

Film info

  • Title The Addams Family
  • Director Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Year 1991
  • Run time 1hr 39m
  • Genres Fantasy, Family, Comedy
  • Tagline Weird is relative

Come join The Addams Family for the most hilarious scarefest of this season or any other! When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead. But Wednesday (Christina Ricci) barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester's uncommonly 'normal' behavior. Could this Fester be a fake, part of an evil scheme to raid the Addams fortune?

Background info

Title: The Addams Family Director: Barry Sonnenfeld Year: 1991 Run time: 1hr 39m

“The Addams step out of Charles Addams' cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre (including a detached hand for a servant) and are quite wealthy. Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip the shark’s son into the family as their long lost Uncle Fester. Can the false Fester find his way into the vault before he is discovered?”

Live blog

1:34 - Interesting font these credits have, some of it not that legible. 4:27 - It must take Thing quite a while to get around that massive house. 10:12 - I really need to think about summer/winter wardrobes. 12:08 - Thing seems to get around though. 16:34 - You wouldn’t have thought the Adammses needed a lawyer. Although perhaps for the things they get up to. 19:38 - I love having your own background music, judging the tempo in the room. 22:11 - Her accent was almost as good as Franck’s. 24:12 - I love how Morticia seems to float. 29:56 - I think we need a slide down to our podcasting bunker. 33:05 - That had the little music that occurs when Lara finds a secret. Treasure! 36:09 - Christina Ricci is so good and so terrifying. 40:54 - Pet vulture. 49:00 - They don’t look very much like brothers. 50:16 - That really is an excellent car. 55:08 - I think I need to know more about the Bermuda Triangle. 1:01:08 - COUSIN ITT! 1:07:56 - “I swear by mummy and daddums.” 1:15:29 - If you learn any lesson from this film, it is to be nice to judges. 1:25:58 - Loving Thing, sometimes obvious CGI, sometimes just a hand through a table. Mostly very good though. 1:31:39 - Pugsley as mini me is genius.


I love this, particularly Wednesday. Anything that celebrates the weird is good by me. Watching it again after quite a long time made me see some of its flaws and that it wasn’t quite as good as I remembered it being. But I still love it, and it’s still very quotable to me.

Rating: 4/5

Rating: 4 / 5

← Previous The Frozen Ground
Next → White House Down