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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Bodily function humor galore marks Murphy sequel.

Movie PG-13 2000 106 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+
Common Sense Media have it a 13+, but then said that it wasn't appropriate for middle schoolers.
age 12+

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.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (11 ):

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.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: July 28, 2000
  • On DVD or streaming: December 5, 2000
  • Cast: Eddie Murphy , Janet Jackson , Larry Miller
  • Director: Peter Segal
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 106 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: bodily function humor, extreme sexual reference and situations
  • Last updated: June 19, 2023

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