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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Adventure,Comedy,Family,Fantasy
USA / English
"On December 17, Christmas cheer takes a holiday. "
Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.
Jim Carrey Count Olaf
Liam Aiken Klaus
Emily Browning Violet
Kara Hoffman Sunny
Shelby Hoffman Sunny
Jude Law Lemony Snicket (voice)
Timothy Spall Mr. Poe
Catherine O'Hara Justice Strauss
Billy Connolly Uncle Monty
Meryl Streep Aunt Josephine
Luis Guzmán Bald Man
Jamie Harris Fernald - Hook-Handed Man
Craig Ferguson Person of Indeterminate Gender
Jennifer Coolidge White Faced Woman
Jane Adams White Faced Woman
Director: Brad Silberling
Producer: Laurie MacDonald,Walter F. Parkes,Jim Van Wyck
Writer: Daniel Handler,Robert Gordon
If you've seen the movie, you don't know what the books are like
The movie was decent. I enjoyed it, certainly. Technically it was outstanding. Casting was good, sets were outstanding, costumes were very nice.

As an adaptation of the books, however, this was horrendous. It was as if the writer had torn a quarter of the pages from the first three books, a few pages from books 4-9, and pasted them together in a random fashion to try and create a cohesive movie. Now, had I not read the books, I would have enjoyed this movie very much, so I have to give that to them, but as a fan, it was just a slap in the face.

If you've read the books, don't see the movie, it will just enrage you. If you haven't, see the movie. It'll be very enjoyable. If, however, you decide to read the books afterwards, be aware that they are far darker than the movie shows, and the mystery is certainly deeper than some magnifying glass in Count Olaf's house. Do not think of them as kid stuff.

7.5/10 for the movie, 2/10 for the adaptation.

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Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
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Imdb rating: 6.9
Musician: Thomas Newman
Running time: 108 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3