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Dr. Dolittle 2

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
Dr. Dolittle 2 Movie Poster Image
Animal-vet antics a la Murphy; some potty humor.
  • PG
  • 2001
  • 96 minutes

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Depicts a strong, sympathetic, loving family.

Violence & Scariness

Some comic peril, but no one is hurt.

Sexy Stuff

Comic sexual references.


Some mild profanity and sexual references.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

One animal has a drinking problem.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dr. Dolittle 2 is raunchier than the usual PG, with a lot of bathroom humor and sexual references (kids may ask what it means to be "in heat"), but it's much milder and sweeter than other Eddie Murphy vehicles like the PG-13-rated first episode and the Nutty Professor movies.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 and 13 year old Written byIvory121 July 7, 2010

What's he doin'...diggin?

Love..love...love this movie! The potty humor is goofy and gets us laughing together, which is always a plus. I found one much more family appropriate than th... Continue reading
Parent of an infant and 2 year old Written bynearlyfallinstar May 16, 2011

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 li... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old September 5, 2011


funny cool
Teen, 13 years old Written bybratser April 26, 2015

Murphy Can't Save This Embarrassing Kid Flick

I managed to get this film for a mere 25 cents, and I can say this, its not even worth that much. The movie starts out with the typical Dad realizes daughter is... Continue reading

What's the story?

In DR. DOLITTLE 2, Dolittle (Eddie Murphy) is charged with introducing a tame bear into the forest so that he can mate with the last female of their endangered species, in order to protect the forest from developers. Steve Zahn and Lisa Kudrow provide voices for the two bears. Meanwhile, Dolittle has some problems at home with his teen daughter Charisse (played by TV's Raven) who has a new boyfriend (rapper Lil' Zane) and a secret she isn't ready to discuss.

Is it any good?

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 rated PG. 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 a cute one. Dr. Dolittle 2 is a twist on the old classic Born Free. Zahn and Kudrow voice the bears so deliciously that viewers want them to get together as much as Doolittle does.

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

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the difficulty of responding to the needs of the family and the responsibility to help others. They may also want to talk about the way that kids sometimes feel embarrassed by their parents, and the importance of listening to the people you love.

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