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 film had a sequel planned, but sadly never got off the ground, even though Jim Carrey was on board from the beginning. The movie would later be rebooted into a Netflix series with Neil Patrick Harris taking on the role of "Count Olaf."
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 Baudelaires jump over from the broken piece of the house over to the rest of the house, as they land, you can see to the right that there is a big hole in the wall where there should be a window with sprinkles. As they run out of the house, right before it falls in to the lake you can see the sprinkles are suddenly mended.
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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