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Parents' Guide to

Scary Movie 2

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dumb humor, insults, and gallons of bodily fluids.

Movie R 2001 83 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 15+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+


This is a okay movie but the first once better this movie has a lot of sex scenes and Dirty jokes and strong language and not that much vilonce

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (38 ):

Though a slight improvement over the original, Scary Movie 2 is the same hour and a half of easy, dumb humor. The inane insults, pop culture references, and political incorrectness are all there -- along with gallons and gallons and gallons of bodily fluids. It's not enough to simply insult someone or make a politically incorrect comment or drown someone in excretions. That's the easy part. The tricky part, and the worthwhile part, is to make those things funny, and this movie misses so often that its hits seem almost inadvertent. So what we have is a lot of fake and lazy attempts at humor. They may have the rhythm and cadence of jokes, but there is nothing really funny inside.

On the other hand, the movie is so cheerfully unassuming about being in the worst possible taste that it is hard to be bothered by it. Woods and Tori Spelling (!) should get good sport Oscars, but the other cast members are mostly forgettable.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: July 3, 2001
  • On DVD or streaming: December 18, 2001
  • Cast: Anna Faris , Marlon Wayans , Shawn Wayans
  • Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
  • Inclusion Information: Black directors, Black actors
  • Studio: Dimension
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 83 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: extremely graphic and gross material and some violence
  • Last updated: March 11, 2023

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