Sep 18, 2018
Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday! We’re back with our third installment, and then we’re going to take a week off while we retool the process. I can’t thank our guest reviewers enough for their participation, especially today’s guest on the Movie Geek & Proud Podcast, starring Rob, his stalker Shawn, and while don’t mention him in this review, Shawn from two hours in the future. It’s kind of difficult to follow, but if you want the whole story, start by following them on Twitter @MGnPPodcast, and then subscribe to their show on Podbean, Soundcloud, and iTunes. In addition to meeting Shawn from two hours in the future, you’ll also enjoy a nice selection of in-depth reviews and conversation about films both from Rob’s personal collection and films currently available in the theaters and on streaming services.
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I’m Rob and here with my stalker friend Shawn.
Today’s movie is “Addams Family Values”(1993), directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and written by Paul Rudnick, based on the characters created by Charles Addams. With the arrival of a new baby and a murderous nanny, The Addams Family are tested to keep their family together in this comedic sequel that truly says, “Blood is thicker than water”.
“Addams Family Values” (1993) is a sequel that brings the entire family back that captures the magic and appeal from the first one as well as on the TV show. Each actor and actress channels the essence of their characters one more time with this commitment to make us laugh and remind us that this kooky family still has a story to tell.
Gomez (Raul Julia) (Awwww!) and Morticia (Angelica Houston) (Ooooo!) as the head of the family do a superb job in leading the sequel playing the lovable and infatuated couple, who after having three kids still manage to be in so much love with each other and looking good while doing so. Newcomer Joan Cusack playing Debbie Jellinsky as the deadly serial killer nanny is one of the best fictional characters ever created generating a gay following that inspired Halloween costumes and drag impersonations. Cusack brings the fun and drives the plot in the direction the film takes.
This follow up amps up the comedy with a lot more slapstick sequences that expands more away from Addams Manor and poking fun at the cookie cutter image of “Perfect America”. Pulling back the comedic curtains to this movie you will see there is a message behind this: Family is important and through tough times, they will always come through for you. This film also says that it’s okay to be odd, weird, strange, and even a little dark. The film speaks for the unique individuals and says you are special too.
“Addams Family Values” (1993) is a hilarious sequel with your favorite family and great new added characters. We recommend this film to all ages from fans of the tv show and original movie to even today’s audiences who enjoys 90s humor in all its wonderfulness.
Rotten Tomatoes: 78% (CERTIFIED)
One Movie Punch: 8.5 and 9.0 / 10
“Addams Family Values” (1993) is currently streaming on Starz.
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