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Parents' Guide to

Addams Family Values

By Polly M. Robertus, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Witty '90s sequel has lots of innuendo, violent scenes.

Movie PG-13 1993 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+
age 9+

9 and up!

This has a bit of violence but it is good for 9 and up. It is not exposing.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (30 ):

More complex and just as witty as the first film, this one is also more disturbingly violent and sexually insinuating -- too much so for the youngest ones who might enjoy the first movie. Cusack is marvelous as the greedy black widow, and the addition of Pubert to the family offers lots of laughs, especially when we learn how much his parents are enjoying Morticia's painful labor. However, a lot of violent action (with too-near misses) involves him, and some parents might feel uncomfortable with it.

The scenes at camp are among Addams Family Values' cleverest. Kids who've felt isolated at camp will identify entirely as misfits Wednesday and Pugsley struggle in a world of conformist blond snobs. Although the action here occasionally drags, the other campers and the enthusiastic, uncomprehending counselors make great foils for the Addams children's macabre revenge. Again, some parents might find that the humor goes unnecessarily far. And it's a satisfying relief when the family members are reunited, and return to their bleakly cozy mansion.

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