The Addams Family is about a bizarre family that lives in the middle of the normal world. The father, Gomez (Raul Julia) spends his time sword fighting with his guests while his children, Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman), threaten each other with weapons and torture devices. The mother, Morticia (Angelica Huston) spends no time worrying about them, however, and in case all of that wasn't weird enough, they have a servant that is a hand. Just a hand. While they're living life as "normal", their accountant plots to steal their wealth by passing off his accomplice as their long lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd).
The Addams Family is the TV to movie adaptation of the TV show by the same name from the 60s. Though most of the original actors weren't still alive to be in the film, it definitely carries the same themes and unique characters.
I was pretty impressed by the performances of the lead actors. Though I haven't seen the original show to compare them, I thought they played the wild and extraordinary characters very well.
The film isn't deep or profound, but it's a fun movie to watch for Halloween. Plus, I'd go as far as to say it's a pretty unique film. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything quite like it.
It's weird - that's for sure. I'm not really a fan of the weird, creepy Halloween movies. But in the spirit of Halloween, I'm willing to be open minded.
4 Out Of 5 Popcorn Buckets (For MoviePilot peeps, that's equivalent to 8/10 stars)
It also has been added to our A Month Of Halloween (For Wimps) list - check it out!.