PG certificateLemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a Film programme that first aired in 2004 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is a 3 star programme

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

Directed by
Brad Silberling

This fantasy comedy adventure, starring Jim Carrey, is based on the darkly comic stories of Lemony Snicket, the pseudonymous children's author. Directed by Brad Silberling and released at Christmas 2004, it did well at the box office, probably due to the absence of a Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter movie at that time.

Three orphaned children are passed from one eccentric guardian to another following their parents' mysterious demise, with the conniving Count Olaf - a distant relative played by Carrey - taking a keen interest in their welfare. But this master of deception has his eyes firmly set on swindling the children out of the fortune they are due to inherit.

Carrey is strong, OTT and irritating in equal measure as the Count, there are good performances from the children and a fine performance by Meryl Streep as Aunt Josephine. Slightly uneven in places, it's still a good, solid family film.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2004

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA/Germany

Filmed in Colour

Cast

Image for Jim CarreyJim Carrey...Count Olaf
Liam Aiken...Klaus Baudelaire
Image for Emily BrowningEmily Browning...Violet Baudelaire
Kara Hoffman...Sunny Baudelaire
Shelby Hoffman...Sunny Baudelaire
Image for Jude LawJude Law...Lemony Snicket
Image for Timothy SpallTimothy Spall...Mr. Poe
Image for Catherine OCatherine O'Hara...Justice Strauss
Image for Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly...Uncle Monty
Image for Meryl StreepMeryl Streep...Aunt Josephine
Luis Guzmán...Bald Thickset Henchman
Jamie Harris...Hook-Handed Henchman
Image for Jennifer CoolidgeJennifer Coolidge...White Faced Woman
Jane Adams...White Faced Woman
Image for Cedric the EntertainerCedric the Entertainer...The Det.