Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Genre:  Comedy, Family
Running Time:  107 min.
Release Date: December 17, 2004
DVD: April 26, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 3.89
based on 9215 votes and 256 reviews
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Cast: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Billy Connolly, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzmán, Jennifer Coolidge, Meryl Streep


The Baudelaire siblings are likable and clever. Violet (Emily Browning), age 14, is one of the greatest young inventors the world has ever known. Her brother Klaus (Liam Aiken), age 12, is a reader and researcher of extraordinary knowledge and skill. And their baby sister Sunny has sharper teeth than most beavers.

Unfortunately, none of this can alter the fact that after their parents perish in a terrible fire, the Baudelaires are placed in the care of Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), a man who is either a demented evil genius or an egomaniacal actor. Aided by a troupe of theatrical misfits, he hatches one outrageous plot after another to get his hands on the orphans' vast inheritance.

Director: Brad Silberling
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim Van Wyck
Screenplay: Daniel Handler, Robert Gordon

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  • 1 star "WTF? Wat was that baby chwing the table supposed to be? Was it supposed to be funny or what? It was creepy. The girl is dressed like a gothwhore. The kids are all annoying, their uncle would be a source of my nightmares if I watched this crap as a child. Too bizarre for kids, too cheesy for adults."
  • 1 star "Exactly the type of movies I can´t stand, with obviously fake surroundings pretending to be artistic and stylish, with annoying over-the-top hypersmart brats."