The Addams Family

Published November 7, 2022

The Addams Family

Film info

  • Title The Addams Family
  • Directors Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 26m
  • Genres Family, Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Horror
  • Tagline Think your family is weird?

Based on the famous New Yorker creations of Charles Addams, this animated action-comedy follows the Addams family whose lives begin to unravel when they face-off against a crafty reality-TV host while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration, Addams-style.

Live blog

Time Comment
4:02 I feel like they would love the flying flame balls.
4:53 Poor New Jersey.
8:35 Yay, theme tune.
13:16 Wednesday’s always been the best one.
15:45 I don’t want to dwell on it too much but how on earth do Pugsley’s trousers stay up?
23:01 Ichabod is like the Whomping Willow.
26:04 I definitely want a car that spits out purple emissions.
40:32 “Don’t cut your eyes on my crew unless you’re ready to dance.” You want Wednesday on your side, for sure.
43:53 Zombie frogs.
49:47 I’d describe a lot of my clothes as unfortunate too.
54:45 “Everyone knows pink is a gateway colour.”
1:04:45 An infestation of Addams'.
1:14:00 Mazurka!
1:15:52 Sitting on the toilet backwards vs putting underwear in the freezer… which is weirder?
1:18:59 Wait, wait, wait, Margeaux and Fester??


I’m not too proud to say I got sucked in by some Netflix mailings on this one. I had no desire to watch this, loving the live action 90s versions so much, but still under the weather and spotting a ‘soon to leave the streamer’ emails, I figured I might as well give it a go while it’s essentially free to me.

I probably needn’t have bothered. The only real good thing about this is the incredible cast. CGM is absolutely stellar as Wednesday, who, of course, is the best thing about it anyway. I didn’t mind the story, and actually really liked Allison Janney’s slightly deranged TV host, but otherwise, the animation style was weird, the rest of the subplots not interesting, and none of it particularly funny. Best left.

Rating: 2 / 5

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