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Aro Favourite Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events


USA 2004, 103 minutes
Dir. Brad Silberling
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Family, Comedy / Fantasy

Topics: Gothic, Halloween-friendly.


Aroview: Unfolding as a series of beautifully designed events, this Hollywood adaptation of the popular fantasy books fortunately doesn't water down the author's Raold Dahl-ian streak of witty macabre, making it delightfully dark fun for young adults and grown-up children.

When three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire, they are sent to live with malevolent distant relative Count Olaf, who has similar plans for them! The character allows Jim Carrey free reign to explore his comic dexterity, but this is far from a one man show, with Jude Law's self-reflexive narration and the stunning closing credit sequence but two of the supporting highlights.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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