Addams Family Values (1993): Sonnenfeld’s Oscar Nominated Sequel to Adams Family

This is Barry Sonnenfeld’s sequel to the 1991 “Addams Family,” also directed by him, and with almost the same cast, except for Carol Kane (of “Hester Street” fame) who replaced Judith Malina as Granny.

In this intermittently funny, rather silly, vastly uneven comedy, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) has a baby, and Gomez (Raul Julia) hires a nanny (Joan Cusack), who plots to lure Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) into marriage so that she can get some of the family’s fortune.

Meanwhile, Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) develop an intense siblings rivalry with the newest addition to the family, Pubert.


Oscar nominations: 1

Art Direction: Kent Adam, Marvin March


Oscar Context

The Art Direction Oscar went to Allan Starski and Ewa Braun for “Schindler’s List,” directed by Spielberg, which swept most of the Oscars.


Paramount Release