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.
When Klaus finds a spy-glass in his father's desk, there is a box of green cigarettes lying beside it, labelled VFD. This is a reference to the book series (specifically Book the Tenth), in which Sunny uses Verdant Flammable Devices (mistaken for ... ...
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 Count Olaf is welcoming the Baudelaires he reach out his hand for Violet and says "Enchante", and you can see his fingers are separated. When it cuts his fingers are clenched.
Jim Carrey sings a sea shanty as Captain Sham towards the end of the end credits.
$1,575,442 (Australia) (17 December 2004)
$118,627,117 (USA) (24 April 2005)
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