A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The blissfully (or perhaps wilfully?) ignorant Clouseau makes potentially offensive comments, like calling a co-worker "sexy" or kids "piglets." But he's also a man of great loyalty to his country and his assignment to safeguard the Pink Panther. Jokes are made at the Pope's expense.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of slapstick violence; a restaurant burns down (twice); a dead man is shown (briefly); a character shoots a gun at a crowd.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Flirting, a couple of dates, allusions to sexually attractive women, and one kiss.
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Mild insults like "idiot," "stupid," "French idiot," and "disgusting." Also "oh my God."
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Products & Purchases
Products/brands featured or mentioned include Radio Shack, Smart Car, Range Rover, eBay, Mercedes, and CNN.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults have wine at dinner -- there's a gag involving a storage case of wine bottles falling -- and cocktails at a party.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sequel to 2006's The Pink Panther is very similar to its predecessor. It's full of slapstick scenes involving pratfalls, wine bottles, cakes, fires, karate attacks, etc. There's one glimpse of a dead body, and a climactic scene features a gun-wielding criminal. Language is relatively mild -- mostly insults like "idiot" and "stupid" -- and sexual references are limited to a couple of on-going flirtations, allusions to relationships, and one celebratory kiss. Adults drink wine and cocktails. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
With such a crack ensemble -- Martin and co-stars John Cleese and Lily Tomlin are renowned comic actors -- audiences are bound to expect a worthy comedy, but they'll be disappointed. Despite the cast's considerable collective talent, they can't rise above the movie's ridiculous dialogue and hammy gags; frankly, it's a downright insult to the memory of comedy legend Peter Sellers and is clearly another example of Hollywood prolonging an undeserving franchise to cash in on the generally easy-to-please family demographic.
There are a few moments when the slapstick does elicit a laugh or two, but in the end, THE PINK PANTHER 2 is one of those sequels that should never have been greenlit. The atrocious accents aren't funny at all, and the Pope jokes sound like they were written by a third grader. In these tight economic times, it would be much better to stay home and rent the original series than encourage Hollywood to keep making more Pink Panther flicks.
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