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'Addams Family Values'
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Joan Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Christine Baranski, Peter MacNicol, Carol Kane
Why it's better: The first "Addams Family" movie introduced us to an important fact: There were no two actors on the planet more suited to the macabre, sexualized humor of Gomez and Morticia Addams than Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston. The second "Addams Family" movie, "Addams Family Values," gave the leading duo even more unbelievable one-liners and some even weirder folks to use them on. Enter Debbie Jellinsky (Joan Cusack), a gold-digging nanny who marries Uncle Fester (Lloyd) for his fortune. Morticia's quip to Debbie is a perfect example of the movie's black-as-night humor: "You have placed Fester under some strange sexual spell. I respect that. But please, may we see him?" Christina Ricci also emerges as the deeply droll Wednesday, who is sent off to summer camp with her odd, funereal swimsuits. "Is that your bathing suit?" bratty camp queen Amanda asks her. Wednesday's reply: "Is that your overbite?"
- Louis Virtel