Why I picked Addams Family Values: I was in the mood for a dark comedy, plus something I knew I liked but hadn’t seen in a while. This was the perfect choice.
Have I seen it before? Yes
Would I recommend? Yes
Okay, so if you haven’t seen it, it’s a sequel and features a bunch of Addams family drama. There’s a new baby (the unfortunately named Pubert) and Wednesday and Pugsly are not fans. Uncle Fester is lonely but hey, the new nanny* seems to be totally into him…except she may or may not be a serial killer who gets married and kills her husband on/near their wedding night. And possibly worst of all, Wednesday and Pugsly get sent to the world’s happiest summer camp**. It’s a completely ridiculous movie, but it’s incredibly fun. And super dark.
I want to watch the original now; for some reason, I have seen this movie probably four or five times but the original maybe twice? Time to change that.
* = The absolutely delightful Joan Cusack
** = Camp Chippewa, run by Peter McNichol and Christine Baranski.