Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
When the three Baudelaire children are orphaned after a tragic fire, a distant relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), is determined to claim their fortune and do away with them. Ever resourceful, the children must come up with all manner of inventive schemes to thwart their conniving uncle in his mercenary plot.
Carrey, Meryl Streep and a talented cast of youngsters (including Emily Browning) bring the dark humorous tone of the first three Lemony Snicket books vividly to life in this visually stunning, big-screen adaptation.
Costumes were designed by the multi-award-winning Colleen Attwood, who, in describing Meryl Streep's character Aunt Josephine, said "costumes look like ocean water - that was the inspiration. She is frightened of her own shadow and has big sleeves that she can hide behind. Meryl came to the fitting totally prepared and knew who the character was. Everything that I gave her she used and everything that she put on became her character."
"Blessed with an abundance of twisted comic moments, in the tradition of Roald Dahl" - Herald-Sun