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The Addams Family

children & family, comedy, horror

Come join The Addams Family for the most hilarious scarefest of this season or any other!

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Dark comedy with macabre humor for teens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that while this film is based on the classic 1960s sitcom, it's a much darker comedy with more sophisticated humor. While the movie is fun, it contains violent images and strong sexual innuendo. It also contains scenes featuring the use of various weapons and torture devices. Parents also need to know that while the characters are likeable, their behavior is sometimes mean spirited. Wednesday Addams' sadistic nature is rather disturbing. Parents should exercise caution and may want to preview before allowing tweens to watch.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about family relationships. What's it like to have a close family? When does sibling rivalry go too far? How are family differences settled? Families can also talk about the differences that occur when classic TV series are remade. Why are some things the same while others are presented differently?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 10
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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Deliciously sick and delightfully cast.

- Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine, Friday, July 16, 2010


- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Gothic comedy has never been as fun as it is in this movie. Great gags, wonderful characters and deranged in the best sense of the word. I enjoyed it a lot as a kid, and still do now as an adult. The child acting especially is quite fantastic, and Christina Ricci steals the show as Wednesday Addams. The perfect pick to watch your friends and family on Halloween. That much I can promise.

- CloudStrife84, Sunday, October 31, 2010

3 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, July 29, 2010

3 stars

A gothic family movie, yet I can't help but feel bad about Raul Julia. The man was a wonderfully underrated actor who will only ever be widely known for two roles: this one and M. Bison in Street Fighter. Poor guy.

- middleeasternfilms, Tuesday, July 6, 2010