Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)


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. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 72% / Audience 63%

Rated PG,  1 hr 47 mins

Adventure • Comedy • Family
Brad Silberling
Jim Carrey  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jude Law  •  Emily Browning

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