Dr. Dolittle 2

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Eddie Murphy's animal antics are fun, with some potty humor.

PG 2001 96 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 8+

A Little Too Much "Hey, Baby"

This has quite a bit of sexual innuendo in it. The main plot of the movie is to get two bears (a rare and endangered species) to mate so that the forest they live in will not be destroyed. There are also several other bits that I guess you could call sexual come on. One of which, Dr. Dolittle gives a turtle some Viagra and he goes after his mate with gusto (nothing is shown-it's just a lead up to and cut away thing). Also the drunk monkey is a bit much and wasn't really an addition to the film. On the positive side, Dr. Dolittle is unfailingly kind as he helps people and animals. He is also very concerned with his family and involved with the ins and outs of his daughters. Not too bad, but I wouldn't let my girls watch this till they were a little older.

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Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

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