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.
After scouring ballet schools looking for a girl to play Violet Baudelaire, Casting Director Avy Kaufman was exercising at the gym when she spotted Emily Browning on television, and decided to get her for an audition.
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, ...
In the scene where Violet, Klaus, Sunny and Aunt Josephine are being attacked in the boat by the Lachrymose leeches, you can see Violet has her hair down. When Count Olaf pulls up to them in his boat, Violet has her hair tied back with her ribbon.
The title of the film isn't displayed until 1 minute into the end credits.
$1,575,442 (Australia) (17 December 2004)
$118,627,117 (USA) (24 April 2005)
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