Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Directed by Brad Silberling
Jude Law as Lemony Snicket narrates this black comedy enjoyed by all ages, based on the best-selling books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). The happy childhood of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire swiftly comes to an end when their parents die in a fire, leaving them orphaned—and with a huge fortune, but only when the oldest child comes of age. Sent to live with their greedy and strange distant relative, the out-of-work-actor Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), the siblings soon realize that he wants their fortune for himself. With the help of their paranoid Aunt Josephine (Meryl Streep) and snake-adoring Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly), the Baudelaire children manage to avoid his murderous plans.