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Addams Family Values (1993)

This delightful follow-up to The Addams Family (1991) is blessed with an even blacker vein of humour than the original.

Gomez and Morticia (Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston) have a new baby boy (the mustached Pubert), much to the displeasure of their other jealous children Wednesday and Pugsley (Christina Ricci and Jimmy Workman), while Fester has fallen under the spell of the youngster’s scheming black widow husband-killing nanny, Debbie (Joan Cusack).

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In order to get the suspicious kids out of her way, she convinces the Addams to send Wednesday and Pugsley off to a WASPy summer camp (run by the psychotically enthusiastic Peter MacNicol and Christine Baranski).

Once again, the playing is faultless, but it is Ricci who effortlessly steals the show, whether trying to bump off her new sibling or creating havoc at the all-American summer camp.

The sets are wonderful, the cinematography exquisite and Barry Sonnenfeld’s direction is exhilarating.

Morticia Addams
Anjelica Huston
Gomez Addams
Raul Julia
Uncle Fester
Christopher Lloyd
Debbie Jellinsky
Joan Cusack
Wednesday Addams
Christina Ricci
Granny
Carol Kane
Pugsley Addams
Jimmy Workman
Pubert Addams
Kristin Hooper
Lurch
Carel Struycken
Joel Glicker
David Krumholtz
Thing
Christopher Hart
Margaret
Dana Ivey
Gary Granger
Peter MacNicol
Becky Granger
Christine Baranski
Amanda Buckman
Mercedes McNab
Don Buckman
Sam McMurray
Ellen Buckman
Harriet Sansom Harris
Mrs Glicker
Julie Halston
Mr Glicker
Barry Sonnenfeld
Pubert Addams
Kaitlyn Hooper

Director
Barry Sonnenfeld