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Parents' Guide to

The Addams Family 2

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Silly sequel focuses on family love; peril, some racy jokes.

Movie PG 2021 93 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 12+


Saw with my 10 year old daughter and we were both left wishing for that 2 hours of our lives back. It was so poorly written and for such a cliche story line, it’s hard to imagine that at the same time, it made no sense. I get that it’s the Addams Family, but it was so depressing and the jokes failed to add any buoyancy to Wednesday’s trademark negativity. And to echo another parent, the movie makers failed to acknowledge that there are ACTUALLY child adoptees that may watch this and be made to feel terrible. There is a scene that parodies the pig blood prom from Carrie. Red paint spills on a bunch of little girls and they are all covered in “blood” running around. Disturbing especially since kids won’t even pick up on the reference. Anyway , find a better movie. We recently enjoyed Nim’s Island.

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Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+
I really love this movie it was actually the best I could ever enjoy and I wish to see a third movie cause it's excellent

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (18 ):

This serviceable animated sequel focuses on Wednesday's feelings of alienation and benefits from the family's kid-friendly jokes and road trip adventures. Perhaps because the first movie was so underwhelming, this follow-up seems a bit more rooted in the family's kooky antics. Since the Addamses visit well-known places on their trips -- like Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, etc. -- the movie offers a relatable storyline, despite the family's generally eccentric nature. Isaac and Theron once again channel the passionately in-love Gomez and Morticia (they're arguably the most ardent animated parents in movie history) but manage to also convey -- in between arm kisses and caresses -- how worried they are about Wednesday. Parents will empathize with Gomez and Morticia's desire to encourage more family togetherness as their kids get older.

But the sequel is definitely Wednesday's show, and Moretz's flat, emotionless performance is exactly what the role requires. She does a fine job evoking the clever young scientist's disinterest in anything emotional or sentimental. The writing and comedy gags include a memorable sequence that's like Little Miss Sunshine meets Carrie, as well as a running joke about Uncle Fester slowly turning into an octopus. At one point the word "tentacles" is obviously a stand-in for the word "testicles," although it's unlikely that really young viewers will pick up on that or the movie's other risqué/suggestive comments (usually courtesy of the Addams parents). The subplot about Grandma's Fyre Festival-like event (which eventually features Snoop Dogg as Cousin It) is underused and unnecessary, but it's not featured enough to detract from the main story, which takes enough zany twists and turns to amuse younger viewers.

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