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

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

Directed by: Brad Silberling

Starring: Jim Carrey, Emily Browning, Liam Aiken

I remember seeing this movie in theaters, mostly because my dad and I went and we noticed that we were the only people there who didn’t have any little kids with us, and my dad suggested that there be a “rent-a-kid” service so people like us wouldn’t look like creepy old guys watching kid’s movies. My dad is very concerned about that topic, even to this day.

Lemony Snicket’s Really Long Title’d Film is about three young orphans who bounce around from one foster home to another (each supposedly a relative, whom they’ve never heard of). One of which, Count Olaf (Carrey) just wants their family fortune, and uses his “acting” abilities to try and fool the other guardians they have into somehow dying, generally.

I like the way this movie looks, even the dumb overly gothic Marilyn Manson sorta costuming. Hell, even the primary child actors are pretty good, for being child actors. What brings this movie down is, of course, Jim Carrey. He plays a bad actor, which would seem to be an easy role for him, but which unfortunately calls for him to be even worse than normal. There are parts of this film that are unbearable, just Jim Carrey fucking around. If you like him, then yes, you’ll most likely enjoy this film. I fucking hate the guy.

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