This meticulously composed homage owes far more to Charles Addams's original New Yorker
cartoons than to the short-lived 60s TV series. Unfortunately, the filmmakers were so intent on creating the right look and attitude that they neglected to think about the plot; the result is a series
of one-note jokes that no amount of visual style can redeem.
The Addamses are a ghoulish clan delighting in the macabre--the devilish opposite of a rosy, wholesome American family. The debonair Gomez Addams (Raul Julia) and his morbidly elegant wife Morticia (Anjelica Huston) preside over an eccentric household that includes Wednesday (Christina Ricci) and