Overview

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. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

  1. Daniel Handler

    Novel

  2. Robert Gordon

    Screenplay

  3. Brad Silberling

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Emily Browning

    Emily Browning

    Violet Baudelaire

  2. Liam Aiken

    Liam Aiken

    Klaus Baudelaire

  3. Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey

    Count Olaf / Dr. Stephano / Captain Sham

  4. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep

    Josephine Anwhistle

  5. Jude Law

    Jude Law

    Lemony Snicket (voice)

Full Cast & Crew

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 13, 2004
    PG
    Premiere

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

  • December 17, 2004
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

  • April 26, 2005
    PG
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

  • September 9, 2014
    PG
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget $140,000,000.00

Revenue $209,073,645.00

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