FW MOVIE PICK: THE ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES

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“The’re Creepy and Cooky, Mysterious And Spookey, Their Movie Sequel is Even Better y, The Addams Family!” The members of the odd Addams Family are up to more macabre antics in this sequel. This time around, Gomez Addams and his wife, Morticia, are celebrating the arrival of a baby boy. But siblings Wednesday and Pugsley are none too happy about the new addition, and try their best to eliminate the infant. When nanny Debbie Jelinsky appears to keep the kids in line, her presence leads to an unexpected treacherous twist. The film stars Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Carel Struycken, Jimmy Workman, and Christopher Hart. The titular family is back and better than ever. Compared to its predecessor, which retained something of the madcap approach of the 1960s sitcom, Addams Family Values is played more for macabre laughs. Joan Cusack plays a serial killer which is a nice new addition to the story and a much more memorable villain who marries Uncle Fester intending to murder him for his inheritance. Meanwhile there’s a subplot where teenagers Wednesday and Pugsley are sent to summer camp; which is easily the best part of the movie thanks to a romance with Wednesday with a boy named Joel Glicker and Christina Ricci once again stealing the show. Overall the movies takes what works in the original and increases the black comedy to greater heights along with adding new characters that have more of a lasting impact!

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