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The film’s 94 minute runtime is littered with these gems however it’s Christina Ricci who gets the best of the lot in a role that came to define her early career. Her po-faced, sardonic delivery fills almost all of her screentime with deadly wit. “Why are you dressed like somebody died?” asks super peppy camp kid Amanda. Wednesday’s one word answer says it all - “Wait”.
The last word
It’s easy to see why Addams Family Values may have been overlooked during its original release. The early ‘90s saw a boom in glossy, vibrant and big-budget studio comedies. Hook, Hocus Pocus and Home Alone all immediately spring to mind. The real test is to see how they fair years later. Not all of them hold up, not by a long shot (remember Theodore Rex?), but there’s definitely still something fun about Sonnenfeld’s Addams Family Values.