For 25 years uncle Fester has been missing. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Adams Family’s money. The youngest daughter has some doubts as to the sincerity of the new uncle Fester. The fake uncle adapts very well to the strange family. Can the fake doctor carry out her evil plans and take over the Adams Family’s fortune?
In many ways, the Addams family themselves are actually the perfect family. Think about it – take away the creepy kookiness and you have Gomez and Morticia who, after many years of marriage, are still desperately in love with each other; they adore their children,Pugsley and Wednesday, and Wednesday shows almost genius levels of intelligence; the whole family love one another and care about each other’s welfare. It’s a case of “the family that plays together, stays together”.
This film adaptation of the classic TV show (and.before that, the comic strip) is fantastic fun. Raul Julia, now, sadly, no longer with us, was born to play Gomez Addams, and there is great chemistry between him and Anjelica Houston as his statuesque wife, Morticia. Could there have been a more perfect choice for Fester Addams than Christopher Lloyd? He relishes every second of the role! The wonderful Christina Ricci simply IS Wednesday Addams.
The plot is well constructed, the direction marvellous and the performances hilarious. This is a family film that EVERY family should watch, and the Addams family themselves are perhaps what every family should aspire to!