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The Addams Family (1991)

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The Addams Family (1991)


Anjelica Huston
Raúl Juliá
Christopher Lloyd

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

The Addams Family.I remembered watching this movie over and over again when I was younger. Thrilled by the reverse imagery of the Addams and wondering how living in the reverse could be. Where torture is fun, and pain prelude’s laughter. Seeing it again, 23 years after, I can say this movie is a perfect translation of the cartoon series of the same name, but the storyline is dull and will put you to sleep if you are not hyped on caffeine.

The visuals and the cinematography of the movie is what I admired.The way the cinematographer, the costume designer and director made the dark feel of the characters blended so well with their lifestyle creates an atmosphere of a real home, not a house of weirdoes.The film makes you desire to award Barry Sonnenfeld (director) and Owen Roizman (cinematographer) thumbs up for their filming mastery.

So what does Addams Family have going for it?
Imagery, this movie will capture you with its imagery and idea that you could almost overlook the dullness of the story (almost), and it was a financial success in 1991.

The Addamses are a satirical inversion of a family, they are eccentric and wealthy. The family delight in macabre and seem not to care that people find them bizarre. In this theatrical movie the Addams family is missing one of their own, Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) Gomez's (Raul Julia) brother.They were taken by storm when their lawyer who was facing financial troubles shows up with an imposter who looks, thinks and behaves like Fester, but the problem is, could it really be Fester or a fraud?

That is what you need to watch to find out.

The acting in this movie is one for the eyes to see, I totally enjoyed the Late Raul Julia’s portrayal of Gomez Addams, better than Tim Curry’s portrayal in Addams Family Reunion. Christiana Ricci was also a better Wednesday than the one of the Reunion. For me the cast in the movie were on point.

The Addams Family was awarded Best Horror Film of the Year in 1991 by the Horror Hall of Fame. Anjelica Huston was nominated for the 1991 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance as Morticia Addams.

Here is a fun fact the pinball machine based on the film, is the best-selling and the highest produced pinball machine of all time.


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