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Dr. Dolittle 2

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

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

Movie PG 2001 96 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 7+

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Great role models
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.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (4 ):

It's a shame that before the opening credits are over, we've already seen bathroom jokes and sexual humor -- but at least this time it's more kid-friendly. (The 1998 Dr. Dolittle was rated PG-13). On the upside, Murphy is just great as Dr. Dolittle, content to be the straight man to an adorable assortment of wise-cracking animals. And the story is cute; Dr. Dolittle 2 is a twist on the old classic Born Free. Zahn and Kudrow offer such delightful voices to the bears that viewers want them to get together as much as Dolittle does.

Watch for the fun cameo by Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. Other celebs do voice cameos, including an uncredited Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Irwin's segment offers the most laughs.

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