When an adorable baby boy is added to the Addams household, Wednesday and Pugsley do not hate him, they just aren't necessarily excited about his existence. OK...yeah, they do hate him. So they plot to get rid of him one way or another. Meanwhile, their parents hire a nanny for him and she charms Fester, but has evil intentions for him. The Addamses must stop her, but how?
The mentioning of Debbie's axe-murder of her second husband (and Grandmama's nostalgic sigh when she sees the slide) is a reference to the Addams family's having many ancestors and past cronies who were infamous serial killers, such as Zodiac, The Axeman, Jack the Ripper, et cetera. Wednesday and Pugsley's geeky summer camp pal (David Krumholtz) has a card collection of serial killers. See more »
When baby Pubert is put on the block, his bonnet begins to fall off as Pugsley slides him up. In the next shot, his bonnet is tied firmly on his head. See more »
[giving a funeral to a cat in a shoe-box]
Come, sorrow; we welcome thee. Let us join in grief, rejoice in despair, and honor the fortunate dead.
[the cat mews and Wednesday shakes the box]
[starts piling dirt on the box]
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Other than the title, there are no opening credits. See more »
When Joel first enters the Harmony Hut to join Wednesday and Pugsley, after Gary takes his book away, he looks around and shrieks in horror to see a poster of Michael Jackson on the far wall. This part has been removed from some TV broadcasts. See more »
ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES is a rare gem of a sequel that surpasses its original in every way possible. The original ADDAMS FAMILY movie had a horribly thin plot and stupid one-liners...but who cared...it had stunning cinematography and and set design! Well, the sequel is less showy with its art direction and focuses more on making us laugh. The screenplay was written by Paul Rudnick, who is the Messiah of One-liners. His script has a wickedly dark sense of humor thats just irresistible. Angelica Huston and Raul Julia are more sensual than ever. Christina Ricci is superb as Wednesday; she brings the perfect sense of melancholy and dryness to her character. My favorite performace though was Joan Cusack, as the diabolical nanny Debbie. She is just a blast to watch as a gold-digging psycho killer who wants Uncle Fester's money. I loved how this movie satirizes the white upper class, which is a perfect contrast to the Addamses themselves. This is one hilarious movie.
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