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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Jim Carrey

Overview - Directed by Brad Siberling, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS follows the Baudelaire orphans--Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken), and baby Sunny (played by twins Kara and Shelby Hoffman)--as they are followed by the wicked Count Olaf (Jim Carrey).  Read more...

 
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Directed by Brad Siberling, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS follows the Baudelaire orphans--Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken), and baby Sunny (played by twins Kara and Shelby Hoffman)--as they are followed by the wicked Count Olaf (Jim Carrey). A distant relative and an awful actor, Olaf is determined to claim the fortune willed to Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, whose parents died in a mysterious fire. Enigmatic author Lemony Snicket (Jude Law) recounts the adventures of the three children as they change hands from the conniving Olaf to the reptile-loving Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly) to Aunt Josephine (Meryl Steep), who lives in fear of just about everything. An adaptation that condenses the first three books in the series--THE BAD BEGINNING, THE REPTILE ROOM, and THE WIDE WINDOW--into one installment, the film captures the darkly humorous tone of the popular children's novels by Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler). Carrey clearly has fun with his intentionally over-the-top role as the villain, while the young actors embody their resourceful characters wonderfully. The true star of the film, however, may be the production design of Rick Heinrichs (SLEEPY HOLLOW), which creates a visually stunning world filled with gothic mansions and ramshackle houses. By keeping the heart of the eccentric books intact, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS proves to be an usually inventive and quirky Hollywood film.

Cast List

Thomas Newman - Composer
Robert Gordon - Screenwriter
Emily Browning - Actor, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (2004
Jude Law - British Actor, WILDE (1997)
Jennifer Coolidge
Meryl Streep - American Actress
Mary Louise Streep - American Actress
Jane Adams - American actress, HAPPINESS/THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Billy Connolly - Comedian/Actor
Kara Hoffman - Actor, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (2004
Luis Guzmán - Puerto Rican actor, BOOGIE NIGHTS
Rick Heinrichs - Production Designer, THE PUNISHER (2004)
Cedric the Entertainer
Shelby Hoffman - Actor, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (2004
Dustin Hoffman - American actor
Timothy Spall - British Actor, TOPSY-TURVY (1999)
Jim Carrey - Canadian actor/comedian
James Carrey - Canadian actor/comedian
Emmanuel Lubezki
Lemony Snicket - Source Writer, LEMONY SNICKET'S SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Brad Siberling - Director, LEMONY SNICKET'S SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Liam Aiken - Actor
Jamie Harris - Actor/"Savage Hearts"
Catherine O'Hara - Emmy-winning American actress, BEETLE JUICE,
Craig Ferguson - Actor, Writer

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429257437
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2017

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Fantasy
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Children's Stories
Based On A Novel

 
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Reviews:
"[A] visually arresting and entertaining romp..." - 12/28/2004 USA Today, p.4D


"[T]he kids are excellent, imbuing characters who could have been ciphers with a sense of sadness..." - 02/01/2005 Sight and Sound, p.57-8


"[T]he real triumphs of the film are Emily Browning and Liam Aiken, who play Violet and Klaus Baudelaire with grace, assuredness, and a commendable lack of cuteness." - 06/01/2005 Premiere, p.126

 
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