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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
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Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are taken in by a series of oddball relatives and others after their wealthy parents are killed in a fire. The first to take them in is the dastardly and cunning Count Olaf, who is only interested in their inheritance.
Title: Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events
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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005], c2004
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Commentary by Brad Silberling; Brad Silberling and the real Lemony Snicket commentary; bad beginnings; dismal deletions; obnoxious outtakes
Based on the books "The bad beginning", "The reptile room" and "The wide window" by Lemony Snicket
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
Summary: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are taken in by a series of oddball relatives and others after their wealthy parents are killed in a fire. The first to take them in is the dastardly and cunning Count Olaf, who is only interested in their inheritance.
Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements, scary situations and brief language
Local Note: Record contains both widescreen and full screen holdings
Alternate Title: Series of unfortunate events
ISBN: 1415708681
1415708703
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Le
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures ; a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Nickelodeon Movies production ; a Brad Silberling film ; produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Jim Van Wyck ; screenplay by Robert Gordon ; directed by Brad Silberling
Credits: Director of photography, Emmanuel Lubezki ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, Rick Heinrichs.
Performers: ["Voice of Lemony Snicket, Jude Law.<br/>", "Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Timothy Spall, Catherine O'Hara, Billy Connolly, Meryl Streep, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzman, Jennifer Coolidge.<br/>"]
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Includes English, French and Spanish language tracks, with optional English subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Inheritance and succession Drama Orphans Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Children's films
Feature films
Topical Term: Inheritance and succession
Orphans
Publisher No: 05338 Paramount Home Entertainment (full screen)
340764 Paramount Home Entertainment (widescreen)
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This could have been a much better film, had Count Olaf been cast by someone NOT known for comedy and known more for their cruelty. That was a devastating blow to an otherwise perfect film. I wish they would make movies for the rest of the books.

Jan 12, 2014
  • Book_Luver_22 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved the books and the movie!!

Nov 18, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A disappointing and misguided adaptation of a terrific book series. Jim Carrey is woefully miscast, as he often is.

You should read the books first

Jan 21, 2013
  • toliveisChrist rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a hilarious yet suspensful movie... Jim Carrey did a great job as Count Olaf. We own the movie, and have watched it numerous times! There's really no moral, so don't watch it if that's what you're looking for. But if you're only in for a fun, funny and adventurous movie, watch this!! In answer to your question, OverCookedCookies, yes. You probably should. It makes more sense that way. And for yours, MissLillieBear, the books are better because they have more. There are 13 of them, I think, and more detail. The movie only covers the first three books, and it doesn't actually stick very close to those. I've read the books plenty of times, and I like them better than the movie because of those reasons. I'd highly recommend that you read the books.

Dec 23, 2012
  • SparklyThings rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

on book9

I love this movie so much! I wish they had more of them to continue throughout the book series! Jim Carrey did a great job as Count Olaf, I highly recommend this movie. It's like my 5th time watching it :-).

this movie is awsome!!!
and i'm almost done the series
i'm on book 6!!!

Jun 09, 2012
  • poojac rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Poor kids facing an idiotic selfish stupid man

May 24, 2012
  • MissLillieBear rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I must ask ... why do u guise say tht the book is better than the movie? p.s don't say 'because it is' i want descriptive details in the book that's excluded in the movie. .... You no so i can be motivated to read the series.

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Mar 13, 2014
  • Book_Luver_22 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 21, 2013
  • toliveisChrist rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 21, 2013
  • toliveisChrist rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The three wealthy Baudelaire orphans - Violet, Klaus and Sunny - are left alone when their parents die in an unexplainable fire that engulfs their home. They are sent to their supposedly "distant relative", who they find to be a frightening and disgusting man. And after a few days it becomes clear just what Count Olaf has in mind for the Baudelaire's huge fortune.

I've read books based on this title in my elementary school.

Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune.

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Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Jul 08, 2012
  • ct7825555 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Count Olaf: The kitchen. I know what you're thinking: this place could use a little TLC. I trust you've all had your tetnus shots, Smallpox, Typhoid, Polio, Malaria.

Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Count Olaf: Why aren't you orphans in the kitchen preparing dinner?
Violet Baudelaire: Dinner?
Count Olaf: It's the French word for the evening meal.

Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violet Baudelaire: Dinner is served. Puttanesca.
Count Olaf: What did you call me?
Klaus Baudelaire: It's pasta... Pasta Puttanesca.
Count Olaf: Where's the roast beef?
Klaus Baudelaire: Roast beef?
Count Olaf: Beef, yes. Roast beef. It's the Swedish term for beef that is roasted!

Apr 19, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Count Olaf: All that I ask is that you do each and every little thing that pops into my head, while I enjoy the enormous fortune your parents left behind.

Count Olaf: I must say, you are a gloomy looking bunch. Why so glum?
Klaus Baudelaire: ...Our parents just died.
Count Olaf: Ah yes, of course. How very, very awful. Wait! Let me do that one more time. Give me the line again! Quickly, while it's fresh in my mind!
Klaus Baudelaire: [uncertainly] Our parents just died?
Count Olaf: [gasps dramatically]
Sunny: [in baby talk] What a schmuck!

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Apr 17, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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