Today being October the 31st, I rewatched Addams Family Values because I wanted to do a Debbie Jellinsky appreciation post. I ended up appreciating the whole movie instead. I couldn’t help it. I loved it then, and I love it now, and really, how could you not?
They know what they like (and say it) –
They know what they don’t like (and say it).
They face disappointment (like a dead, fully baked stripper in a cake) –
And move on with grace and humour.
They never lose sight of who they are –
And revel in it;
… but not excessively,
and they’re honest.
Maybe a little too honest.
We could do worse than emulate the Addams Family and their values. Addams Family Values is a theatrical gem of the highest caliber. It’s also a searing treatise on societal norms, but that’s a post for another day. Happy Halloween, trick-or-treaters!