LEMONY SNICKET'S
A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

2004 ***1/2 108 mins.

I've read about six or seven of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unforunate Events books, and I admit that I really enjoyed them. Brad Silberling's 2004 film perfectly captures the spirit of the books while being fun and more to-the-point. Granted, the film came out before the book series was finished, so it doesn't get into a lot of the conspiracies and connections that are supposedly made in the later books of the series. In fact, it's strictly based on the first three books: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window. It's a lot of fun, especially because of Jim Carrey's amazing portrayal of Count Olaf. It's definitely not for everybody, it's wry, downbeat sense of humor may not be understood by all, but for those of us to get it and appreciate it, it's a real treat.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Rated PG for thematic elements, scary situations, and brief language.

Starring:
Jim Carrey + Jude Law + Liam Aiken + Emily Browning + Timothy Spall + Catherine O'Hara + Billy Connolly + Cedric the Entertainer + Luis Guzman + Jennifer Coolidge + Meryl Streep

Based on the Books "The Bad Beginning," "The Reptile Room," and "The Wide Window" by
Lemony Snicket

Screenplay by
Robert Gordon

Directed by
Brad Silberling


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