Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, and Allison Janney.
The Addams family is moving to an abandoned asylum that sits on the top of a hill covered in clouds. They are looking to get away from people who don’t understand them and look to persecute them. After several blissful years, the clouds dissipate, and they are exposed to the people who live at the bottom of the hill. The people are scared of the “monsters” and begin to threaten them. Can they bond with the town people or do they get chased away?
Wednesday (Chloe Grace Moretz) starts to rebel against her family. She decides to attend a local school in town. She befriends another girl named Parker (Elsie Fisher) who is also struggling to figure out who she is. Parker’s mother, Margaux (Allison Janney) is an overbearing reality TV star who is there to makeover the town. Margaux wants everyone who lives in the town to be exactly the same. She starts a campaign to run the Addams family out of town for being different. The town people start to attack the family when they realize that being different is ok.
I took my 7 year-old daughter to see the movie. She loved it. In fact, most of the kids in the theater really seemed to enjoy it. My favorite part was at the end. They played the classic Addams Family song and put the words on the screen. All the kids in the theater sang the song and snapped their fingers. It was fun to watch this. The movie itself was pretty predictable. Loners who don’t fit in; people judging them for being different; they end up realizing they are wrong; everyone ends up being accepting and embracing each other’s differences. A great message for kids.
The script was incredibly predictable but is exactly what you would expect from the Addams Family franchise.
The animation was well done.
Should You Go See This Movie?
Take your kids. They will love it!!!