2 Fast 2 Furious
PG-13
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: -3

In this Universal Studios sequel, Brian OConner (Paul Walker) is an ex-cop who was kicked off the force for ruining one of the FBIs biggest investigations allowing the leader of a big-rig hijacking operation to go free. Now he has a chance to redeem himself. Federal agents in Miami have been unable to nail Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) who is using his import/export business to cover an international money-laundering ring. The only thing that customs can get on Verone is his tie with illegal street racing. The Feds want to get him for something that will keep him locked up for a long time so they approach OConner for help. They want him to go undercover as a fast driver employed by Verone, who happens to be looking to hire a couple drivers. OConner agrees to help the Feds but with certain conditions: he wants to choose his own partner and he wants his badge restored. The partner he chooses is his childhood friend, Roman (Tyrese), who has had some past run-ins with the law, serious enough to send him to prison. Roman agrees to help his friend as long as his police and prison record are wiped clean. Their assignment is to bring down Verone. They think the job might be fairly easy until they realize just how ruthless Verone can be and until they meet Monica (Eva Mendes), another undercover cop who is bedding Verone. They arent sure whether she is really doing her duties as a cop or has joined forces with the enemy. And, to make matters worse, the local police are getting in the way. OConner entreats the LA gang of illegal street racers for help.

You will like 2 Fast 2 Furious if you enjoy street racing, lots of wrecks and lots of damaged cars. Or if you just want to go see a movie that is mindless entertainment. There were only two things enjoyable about this film: 1) In the credits, there is a warning that the car stunts in the movie are done by professionals and should not be tried by amateurs, 2) The perfomance by Tyrese is good. This guy can act. He just needs a better movie to act in. However, this reviewer must inform the reader that there are many negative elements in the movie. First, the language is appalling with enough s-words to make anyone cringe. There is a lot of violence, from mild pushing and shoving to gunfire. In many scenes, women are shown in revealing clothing. Alcohol and tobacco usage is prevalent. There is gambling, illegal street racing and a total lack of respect for law enforcement. Dont race to see this one. Its not worth it.

Preview Reviewer: Lynn Nusser
Distributor: Universal Studios

Summary
Crude Language: Many (59) times Mild 35, moderate 24
Obscene Language: Many (44) times S word 38
Profanity: Few (1) time: GD
Violence: Many times Fighting in crowd scene in beginning of movie, man hits another man and they fight, man gets head rammed into console of car several times and then gets ejected from the car, police firing guns at lawbreakers, guns used often in film as source of intimidation, rat used as torture on a man.
Sexual Intercourse: None shown. Implied once by man explaining to others what a man and a woman sitting at the bar were going to do next.
Nudity: Few (2) times - Man removes shirt to use to wrap around his hand so he can break car window out. Man asleep on bed with no shirt on.
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Several (7) times Man grabs womans rear, man slaps womans rear, men talk about checking women out at boat races, 2 men walking behind woman looking at her rear, man tells woman he would like to pop her clutch and she responds by telling him he can when he gets the right set of tools. Man tells woman he wants to check out her front end, dirty dancing in the bar scene.
Drug Abuse: Few times - Man smokes cigars, smoking in bar scene, alcohol in bar scene,
Other: Illegal street racing, gambling, reckless driving, music playing in the background contains some bad language, middle finger gesture given twice, man sets car on fire.
Running Time: 100 minutes
Intended Audience: older teens and adults

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