Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

  • Review Date: May 20, 2003
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2000

Common Sense Media says

Bodily function humor galore marks Murphy sequel.
  • Review Date: May 20, 2003
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2000

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What parents need to know

Violence

Cartoon-style peril and pratfalls.

Sex

Frequent and crude references.

Language

Many, many raunchy euphemisms.

Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes lots of gross, raunchy episodes. Don't be fooled by the PG-13 -- it's not appropriate for middle schoolers and younger kids. If there's a bodily function -- or dysfunction -- to make fun of, you'll see it in this movie. There are jokes about poop pellets shooting out of the rear of a giant hamster, which also sexually abuses a man. A huge bulge grows behind Dr. Klump's zipper until his alter ego Buddy Love bursts forth. There's a harsh portrayal of the sexuality of middle-aged and elderly people and talk of Viagra. When the grandmother grabs a man for a big, sloppy kiss, he throws up.

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What's the story?

In this sequel, overweight professor Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) begins, uncontrollably, to speak like his nasty alter-ego, Buddy Love, especially when he is around dream girl Professor Denice Gains (Janet Jackson). Klump tries to eradicate Buddy Love for once and for all through genetic alteration, but when the excised genetic material is mixed with a dog hair, Buddy Love emerges as a separate person, albeit one who likes to sniff things and play catch. Meanwhile, the university wants to sell Professor Klump's youth formula of $150 million, but Buddy Love wants that money for himself.

Is it any good?

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It's a shame that somewhere inside this gross-out raunch-fest is some real acting and some real stories and characters we'd like to know better. Eddie Murphy is phenomenally talented, and the special effects wizards create six different completely believable characters. You'll forget that one person is playing seven parts.

The romance between Sherman and Denice had a lot of possibilities -- two brilliant but insecure scientists trying to connect to each other. Murphy allows us a tantalizing glimpse of how tender Sherman is, and how much he longs for Denice -- until the next hamster poop joke comes along.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how we control our impulses, and about how understanding and accepting all of our thoughts and feelings is the first step in letting them help us instead of getting in our way. Families can also talk about how the people we love can help us feel better about ourselves.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:July 28, 2000
DVD release date:December 5, 2000
Cast:Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller
Director:Peter Segal
Studio:Universal Pictures
Genre:Comedy
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:bodily function humor, extreme sexual reference and situations

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Teen, 14 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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More easier to understand than number 1

Kid, 10 years old Written byianmahabub February 16, 2010
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Nutty Professor II It For 10 + 11 Years Old

Nutty Professor II It For 10 + 11 Years Old

Adult Written bydavideskimo June 10, 2009
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Totally Innapropriate & Doesnt add up to original

This Movie is first of all not as good as the original but it tries to be funny but just doesn't measure up. Unfortunately this movie tries to use frequent sexual references and humor to try to make it funny.

The language could be a bit disturbing to young viewers but it is pretty mild.

Overall the quality of the story was quite bad and it had strong and unnecessary innuendo. Watch the original if you want something funnier but bear in mind the original still has some mild sexual references and
coarse language.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing

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