• Addams Family Values (1993)

Addams Family Values

Release Date: November 19th, 1993

DVD Release Date: February 22nd, 2000

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

The members of the odd Addams Family are up to more macabre antics in this sequel. This time around, Gomez Addams (Raul Julia) and his wife, Morticia (Anjelica Huston), are celebrating the arrival of a baby boy. But siblings Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) are none too happy about the new addition, and try their best to eliminate the infant. When nanny Debbie Jelinsky (Joan Cusack) appears to keep the kids in line, her presence leads to an unexpected treacherous twist.

Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane, Jimmy Workman, Carel Struycken

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Orion Pictures Corporation

Distributors: Argentina Video Home, Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Husband, Son, Dark, Family, Daughter, 1990s, Growing up, Pursuit, Amusing, Wife, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What is most beguiling about Addams Family Values is the way the relationship between Gomez and Morticia has ripened. show more

  • 100
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Addams Family Values is so much better than the first film -- partly because Sonnenfeld, who made his directing debut with the first film, has refined his directing chops, but mostly because Rudnick has contributed a delightful, mock- macabre script. [19 Nov 1993, p.C1]

  • 88
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Snappy writing, excellent acting and sharp editing make this comedy zing as the Addams family finds love, lust and lichen growing in its midst. [19 Nov 1993, p.3F]

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Make Up
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Art Direction