History Film / TheAddamsFamily

23rd Jun '16 7:35:06 PM nombretomado
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* AdaptationDistillation: Lovingly matches each character to superb actors in their prime having the time of their lives, adds fantastic scenery and special effects that ride the line between blockbuster spectacle and SoBadItsGood like Seattle Slew, then [[{{Troperiffic}} plays every trope to the hilt]] and [[DoingItForTheArt polishes the entire macabre masterpiece to a mirror shine.]] Then they do it ''again'' with the next movie. Then Gomez suffered [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]] when Creator/RaulJulia succumbed to cancer. Even ''TimCurry'' had trouble filling ''those'' shoes. The best part is that it not only uses the show, but it also uses a number of the darker gags from the original New Yorker cartoons.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Lovingly matches each character to superb actors in their prime having the time of their lives, adds fantastic scenery and special effects that ride the line between blockbuster spectacle and SoBadItsGood like Seattle Slew, then [[{{Troperiffic}} plays every trope to the hilt]] and [[DoingItForTheArt polishes the entire macabre masterpiece to a mirror shine.]] Then they do it ''again'' with the next movie. Then Gomez suffered [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]] when Creator/RaulJulia succumbed to cancer. Even ''TimCurry'' ''Creator/TimCurry'' had trouble filling ''those'' shoes. The best part is that it not only uses the show, but it also uses a number of the darker gags from the original New Yorker cartoons.
16th Jun '16 2:31:41 PM PurrElise
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It was successful enough that a sequel, '''''Addams Family Values''''', was released in 1993, which added a new child (Pubert) and a new love interest for Fester in the form of Debbie Jellinsky (Creator/JoanCusack), the children's new nanny who drives a wedge between Fester and the rest of the family.

A third movie starring the Family, '''''Addams Family Reunion''''', was released direct-to-video in 1998 with an (almost) all-new cast. Gomez learns his visiting grandparents are suffering from "Waltzheimer's Disease," a SoapOperaDisease that makes one "normal," and as a result tries to organize a family reunion to find a cure. Unfortunately, the company in charge of arranging it misspells the family name "Adams." HilarityEnsues. Serving as a PilotMovie for the then-upcoming ''The New Addams Family'' series, it is not related to the prior two films.

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It was successful enough that a sequel, '''''Addams ''Addams Family Values''''', Values'', was released in 1993, which added a new child (Pubert) and a new love interest for Fester in the form of Debbie Jellinsky (Creator/JoanCusack), the children's new nanny who drives a wedge between Fester and the rest of the family.

A third movie starring the Family, '''''Addams ''Addams Family Reunion''''', Reunion'', was released direct-to-video in 1998 with an (almost) all-new cast. Gomez learns his visiting grandparents are suffering from "Waltzheimer's Disease," a SoapOperaDisease that makes one "normal," and as a result tries to organize a family reunion to find a cure. Unfortunately, the company in charge of arranging it misspells the family name "Adams." HilarityEnsues. Serving as a PilotMovie for the then-upcoming ''The New Addams Family'' series, it is not related to the prior two films.
16th Jun '16 2:31:21 PM PurrElise
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Meet '''''The Addams Family''''': father Gomez (Creator/RaulJulia), mother Morticia (Creator/AnjelicaHuston), daughter Wednesday (Creator/ChristinaRicci), son Pugsley (Jimmy Workman), butler Lurch (Carel Struycken), and Granny (Judith Malina; [[TheOtherDarrin Darrined]] by Carol Kane for the sequel). The film series is based on the cartoons created by Creator/CharlesAddams and the [[TheSixties 1960s]] DomCom [[Series/TheAddamsFamily it spawned]]. The first film, released in 1991, focused on the family's search for Gomez's missing brother, Fester (Creator/ChristopherLloyd). Fester's return leads to a joyful reunion between the brothers. However, all is not as it seems and a scheming "mother" (Elizabeth Wilson), a money hungry lawyer (Dan Hedaya), and a plot to steal the family's fortune create complications and HilarityEnsues.

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Meet '''''The ''The Addams Family''''': Family'': father Gomez (Creator/RaulJulia), mother Morticia (Creator/AnjelicaHuston), daughter Wednesday (Creator/ChristinaRicci), son Pugsley (Jimmy Workman), butler Lurch (Carel Struycken), and Granny (Judith Malina; [[TheOtherDarrin Darrined]] by Carol Kane for the sequel). The film series is based on the cartoons created by Creator/CharlesAddams and the [[TheSixties 1960s]] DomCom [[Series/TheAddamsFamily it spawned]]. The first film, released in 1991, focused on the family's search for Gomez's missing brother, Fester (Creator/ChristopherLloyd). Fester's return leads to a joyful reunion between the brothers. However, all is not as it seems and a scheming "mother" (Elizabeth Wilson), a money hungry lawyer (Dan Hedaya), and a plot to steal the family's fortune create complications and HilarityEnsues.
12th Jun '16 1:06:56 AM Mikeyfan93
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After plans for a stop-motion adaptation fell through (featuring the involvement of Creator/TimBurton, whose ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' and ''WesternAnimation//CorpseBride'' were to have served as inspiration), ''Variety'' reported that [[http://variety.com/2013/film/news/addams-family-reborn-as-animated-movie-at-mgm-exclusive-1200781652/ an animated reboot is finally in the works]], courtesy of [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM.]]

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After plans for a stop-motion adaptation fell through (featuring the involvement of Creator/TimBurton, whose ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' and ''WesternAnimation//CorpseBride'' ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' were to have served as inspiration), ''Variety'' reported that [[http://variety.com/2013/film/news/addams-family-reborn-as-animated-movie-at-mgm-exclusive-1200781652/ an animated reboot is finally in the works]], courtesy of [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM.]]
31st May '16 8:53:21 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* OverlyLongGag: In the first film, Gomez begins to suspect that "Fester" is not his real brother ([[spoiler: He is, but he has amnesia and thinks that he's only pretending to be]]). He begins to rant for several minutes, listing various synonyms for a fraud. Cut to "Fester" bonding with Wednesday and Pugsley for several minutes. Cut back to Gomez still ranting, who is finally snapped out of it by Fester's caretaker.

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* OverlyLongGag: In the first film, Gomez begins to suspect that "Fester" is not his real brother ([[spoiler: He ([[spoiler:He is, but he has amnesia and thinks that he's only pretending to be]]). He begins to rant for several minutes, listing various synonyms for a fraud. Cut to "Fester" bonding with Wednesday and Pugsley for several minutes. Cut back to Gomez still ranting, who is finally snapped out of it by Fester's caretaker.
24th May '16 2:09:43 PM Morgenthaler
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** She's been killing since childhood, and often gets rid of people who fail to meet her needs (usually money-related), starting with her parents, who she killed for not giving her a Ballerina Barbie for her birthday.
** Of course, this being the Addams Family, once everyone understands the depths of her [[AxCrazy issues]] they all start to really empathize with her and regret not really getting to know her. [[spoiler: She is buried in a place of honor in the family cemetery, with a headstone that proclaims her an Addams]].
*** [[spoiler: And a psycho.]]
24th May '16 1:23:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Debbie, Amanda, and Becky in ''Addams Family Values''.
29th Apr '16 5:52:14 PM dante8
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* DashingHispanic: Gomez Addams.
28th Apr '16 12:09:59 AM aye_amber
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After plans for a stop-motion adaptation fell through (featuring the involvement of Creator/TimBurton, whose ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' and ''Film/CorpseBride'' were to have served as inspiration), ''Variety'' reported that [[http://variety.com/2013/film/news/addams-family-reborn-as-animated-movie-at-mgm-exclusive-1200781652/ an animated reboot is finally in the works]], courtesy of [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]].

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After plans for a stop-motion adaptation fell through (featuring the involvement of Creator/TimBurton, whose ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' and ''Film/CorpseBride'' ''WesternAnimation//CorpseBride'' were to have served as inspiration), ''Variety'' reported that [[http://variety.com/2013/film/news/addams-family-reborn-as-animated-movie-at-mgm-exclusive-1200781652/ an animated reboot is finally in the works]], courtesy of [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]].MGM.]]



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5th Apr '16 12:45:22 PM owlyoudoin
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* TemptingFate: In ''Values'' Joel has the horrible idea to tell Wednesday she wouldn't be able to scare her (theoretical) future husband to death. Guess what happens a few moments later?

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* TemptingFate: In ''Values'' Joel has the horrible idea to tell Wednesday she wouldn't be able to scare her (theoretical) future husband to death. Guess what happens a few moments later?
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