We were first introduced to the Addams Family in 1964, lead by John Astin. Now don’t get me wrong, this is classic television and I will watch it if it is on TV. However, in 1991, we were reintroduced to the Addams Family, for me, I was hooked.
The movie starts out with Gomez missing his brother Fester, who disappeared twenty five years prior. They had even planned to have a séance to try and contact him in the beyond.
During the day we meet not only the family, Morticia, Wednesday, and Pugsley. But also Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing. They live in the most amazing house, and have the most interesting decor. But there is always something wicked that comes along.
Enter Tully Alford, the Addams’ lawyer. He is in great debt to an unscrupulous con-woman and her son, Gordon. When Tully attempts to get money from Gomez for an offshore account, he is told that they cannot discuss new business until next quarter. Dejected Tully leaves with gold coins that Gomez provided for the monthly bills. Returning to his office, Tully walks in on Ms. Craven and her son, and when they see the gold they believe that Tully was holding out on them. A plan is soon hatched to have Gordon pose as Fester, and steal the fortune that is inside the Addams family vault. But before he can successfully steal from them, Gordon/Fester finds that he enjoys being with the family and doing “normal” things; attending the kid’s school play, having dinner, and even dancing at the family gathering in is honor.
But soon the Addams’ are evicted from their home, and when Morticia goes back to confront Fester, Tully, and Ms. Craven, she finds that her life is in jeopardy. Will Gomez save the day? Will they ever really find Uncle Fester? And will Tully’s wife be happily ever after with Cousin Itt that she met at the family party?
The Addams Family stars:
- Raul Julia – Gomez
- Anjelica Huston – Morticia
- Christopher Lloyd – Uncle Fester
- Dan Hedaya – Tully Alford
- Christina Ricci – Wednesday
- Dana Ivey – Margaret
- Jimmy Workman – Pugsley
- Carel Struycken – Lurch
This is a great movie for families, bob some apples, have some of Grandmama’s home cooking, and enjoy the show.
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