Movie Review: ‘The Addams Family’

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“The Addams Family” has been a part of American culture since their one-panel cartoons appeared in The New Yorker in 1938. Their history includes a TV series in the 60s that of course gave audiences that snap-happy theme song, two live-action films in the 90s, countless animated adaptations and a dearly-departed Broadway musical that is important to me because actress Rachel Potter, who played Wednesday in the show, let me buy her a drink in a bar during a Tony Awards party. The new animated film has to live up to a rich legacy, and although it will probably make a decent amount of money between now and Halloween, it is a major creative letdown. All the classic characters are here: twisted traditionalist father Gomez, played by Oscar Isaac; macabre mother Morticia, played by Charliz
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