Starring: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep
Directed By: Brad Silberling
This movie follows the young Baudelaire orphans as they are taken in by a series of odd relatives after the death of their parents. Violet is the oldest of the Baudelaires at 14, and is their brave and fast-thinking leader. The only boy is middle child Klaus, 12, who is intensely intelligent and obsessed with words, and the youngest is the infant Sunny, who speaks in a language that only her siblings can understand. Enigmatic author Lemony Snicket recounts the adventures of the three children as they change hands from the greedy, conniving Count Olaf, who's going after the youngsters' inheritance, to the reptile-loving Uncle Monty, and finally, Aunt Josephine, who lives in fear of just about everything.