PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.
The movie was entirely filmed on soundstages, even the "exterior" scenes, which involved 360 degree sets and lots of blue screens.
I'm sorry to say that this is not the movie you will be watching. The movie you are about to see is extremely unpleasant. If you wish to see a film about a happy little elf, I'm sure there is still plenty of seating in theatre number two. However, ...
When the two ladies are done singing before the play the carpet on the stage is open wide. When it cuts to a close-up of Klaus looking around you can see in the background that the carpet is closed.
Most of the end credits are composed of cardboard cut outs and Olaf chasing the children.
$1,575,442 (Australia) (17 December 2004)
$118,627,117 (USA) (24 April 2005)
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