The Addams Family Poster

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: February 22nd, 2000

PG-13|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams' home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester's life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester.

Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson, Judith Malina, Carel Struycken, Dana Ivey

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Orion Pictures

Keywords: Wife, Spirited, Amusing, Father, Dark, Family, Rescue, 1990s, Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The story is on the weak side, and many of the jokes are just a bit flat. And yet there are enough cute bits and special-effects surprises that it will probably be worth people's while, especially if they intended to see the movie in the first place. [22 Nov 1991, p.C1]

  • 70

    Towards the end of the ride you are ready to get off... but if ride films are your thing, you'll be surprised at how much you enjoy this, even if you don't remember much about it afterwards. show more

  • Any qualms that The Addams Family movie might be more creaky than kooky quickly evaporate, like mist over a still-toasty cadaver. [22 Nov 1991, p.1D]

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Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Make Up
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Costume Design