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Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Year: 2004
Director: Brad Silberling
Cast: Jim Carrey, Emily Browning, Meryl Streep, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Catherine O'Hara, Cedric the Entertainer, Jude Law, Luis Guzman, Jennifer Coolidge
Jim Carrey returns to his old form but this time he doesn't have to carry the whole film himself. Three of Snicket's early books are merged into one as the Baudelaire children lurch from one crisis to another in order to survive using their unique talents and family bond.

He plays Count Olaf, a distant relative with a dark secret behind the house fires that have plagued most of the Baudelaire family, trying to get legal guardianship of the three children by any means in order to win the huge inheritance.

The film actually does feel like it was borrowed from three books, each new situation quite distinct from the others, the only constants being Carrey's character and the children themselves.

With set design, visuals and direction that have been borrowed straight from the brain of Tim Burton and some funny lines, it's enough to keep most adults as well as kids amused.

Melbourne girl made good Emily Browning must be still pinching herself.

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