Carrey plays Count Olaf in this family adventure directed by Brad Silberling. After they are orphaned, Klaus, Violet and Sunny are taken in by their cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, not knowing that he wants to steal their inheritance. Co-starring Jude Law and Meryl Streep.
Although I want to be entertaining, the bottom line is Olaf is not a nice person. He has to be that way. I said to the early on that I want them to laugh, but at the same time the danger has to be real or we have nothing. The movie is meaningless without real danger.