The Addams Family

Think your family is weird? Think again.

The Addams Family
An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family. The Addams Family is the kookiest family on the block, redefining what it means to be a good neighbour. This film is releasing in 2D and 3D. This is the 2D version.

86 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Violence, Prejudice, Horror).
Animated, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror.
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Voices of Finn Wolfhard, Charlize Theron, Chloƫ Grace Moretz, Pom Klementieff, Catherine O'Hara, Oscar Isaac, Allison Janney, Aimee Garcia, Mikey Madison
Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
ScreenplayMatt Lieberman, Pamela Pettler, using characters by Charles Addams
MusicJeff Danna, Mychael Danna
EditingKevin Pavlovic, David Ian Salter
Made in2019
Produced byMGM, Cinesite Animation, BRON Studios, BermanBraun, Bron Creative, Nitrogen Studios Canada, Creative Wealth Media Finance

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAnimation, comedy
ViolenceFrequent mild to moderate impact violence with no noticeable effects.
PrejudiceLow impact thematic group stereotype prejudice throughout the film but with a strong message against it.
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of horror. The material contains mild to moderate impact animated and dark themes, which are presented in a context of a comedic horror drama. Negative themes explore a family living in isolation after being shunned and chased from a village, stereotype prejudice with no justification, family feeling displaced being misunderstood, trying to fit in a community, family under attack, revenge, bullying, family living mysteriously and cruel intentions to destroy a peaceful family. Positive themes explore having a family reunion, family living in peace, forgiveness, establishment of positive new friendships, loving family and protection of loved ones. Overall all negative themes are positively resolved with educational merits. Themes likely to be confusing for children under 10 years are of prejudice, although positively resolved but could cause moral harm to cognitively immature children. The theme of Horror is presented with dark undertones, escalating the overall impact, with unsettling eerie sound effects likely to be disturbing and distressing.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for macabre and suggestive humor, and some action.
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


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What the Critics say
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconThe amount you will enjoy this reboot of the Addams Family depends almost entirely on what, if any, of their former exploits you will have previously seen.

Average .. 50%



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