I was surprised this doesn't hold up as well as I was expecting—at times it kind of feels like dimestore Burton. But I imagine it's hard to tell a dramatically interesting story about the Addams Family since the more miserable their lot in life, the happier they are, so where are the stakes? Still, there are some excellent performances here, and Raúl Juliá and Anjelica Huston have the sex life we all aspire to.
Exceptionally well cast take on the old Charles Addams' cartoons that makes for a memorable film. Re-watching now one can only marvel at just how marvelous Angelica Huston is as Morticia. Sonnenfeld and the scripters understood the whimsical macabre nature of the original scripts and revel in their darkness.
Halloween 2017 ✹ Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci are scene stealers in this deadpan goth family comedy. The house, filled with these quirky characters, creates a fun environment... I remember watching the cartoons as a kid so it was pretty lovely to now see the film.
It's really funny. The dialogue is some of the best, however, in the last 30 minutes, the film somewhat falls flat. The deus ex machina, albeit planned, seems not well thought out. But Anjelica and the rest of the actors are incredible.