Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Poster

Release Date: December 17th, 2004

DVD Release Date: April 26th, 2005

PG|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
After the three young Baudelaire siblings are left orphaned by a fire in their mansion, they are carted off to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey). Unfortunately, Olaf is a cruel, scheming man only after the inheritance that the eldest Baudelaire, Violet (Emily Browning), is set to receive. The children escape and find shelter with their quirky Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly) and, subsequently, their phobic Aunt Josephine (Meryl Streep), but Olaf is never far behind.

Cast: Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman, Jude Law, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara

Director: Brad Silberling

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Comedy

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, DreamWorks SKG

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Sister, Family, Engaging, Escape, Murder, House, Pursuit, Amusing, Brother, Deception

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