Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -3

Eddie Murphy reprises all five of his Klump family characters plus the testosterone driven alter-ego of Sherman Klump, Buddy Love, in this sequel to his 1996 remake of the Jerry Lewis classic. Professor Sherman Klumps (Eddie Murphy) invented a new formula that reverses aging and hes in love with fellow professor Denise Gaines (Janet Jackson). But his evil alter ego, Buddy Love, is starting to pop up in Shermans mind and say inappropriate things. Determined to rid himself of Buddy once and for all, Sherman uses cutting edge research to remove the Buddy gene from his body. However, a lab accident brings the Buddy gene to life. Buddy plans to steal Shermans new formula, which means a large grant to the college, make Sherman look bad and get the money for himself. Sherman hides the formula sample with his parents. But Papa Klump thinks the fountain of youth formula may be just the thing to solve his recent performance problems. Meanwhile, Sherman discovers cutting out Buddy also cut out part of his intelligence and hes starting to get dumber. Its a race to the finish to save the formula and put Buddy back in place. Murphy demonstrates his versatility by creating six individual characters and crowds both groan and laugh at the comic antics of THE KLUMPS.

Although hardly role models, the Klumps do show support for one another. And Papa tells Sherman that only love makes lasting relationships. Often embarrassed by her family, particularly Grannys sexual comments, Mama tries to maintain an image of respectability. She also expresses support during Papas lack of sexual response. Crude sexual comments and actions, especially by Granny, are used as a continual humorous theme. Granny even drops her dress to entice Buddy at one point, but of course, nothing is shown. Further crude scenes involve a gluttonous display at a buffet, mating dogs and an enlarged lab animal mating with a man. Crude language abounds along with a number of obscenities and regular profanities. While it strives to have a heart, other organs seem to be in control of THE KLUMPS and should be rejected.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Universal Pictures, 100 Universal Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (72) times - Mild 32, moderate 40

Obscene Language: Many (13) times - S-word 9, other 3, finger gesture

Profanity: Many times - Regular 7 (GD 3, My G 2, G awful, Lord); exclamatory 7 (OG 2, OMG, O Lord, Good Lord, Thank G 2)

Violence: Several times - Moderate (punches, kick, electric shock, man hit by large hampster pellet)

Sex: Implied few times (sounds from other room, unconventional act - couple in hot tub)

Nudity: Once (baby male rear); Near Nudity - Few times (cleavage emphasized, revealing sweater, womans blouse torn, male stripper pulls off pants, implied by dress dropping)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (mans pants bulge suggestively, grandmother frequently makes sexual comments, food comments with sexual menaing, comments about viagra,woman puts hand on mans leg, racy underwear given to woman at party

Drugs: Alcohol in dance club, cigar smoking, wine/champagne

Other: Crude portrayal of man ridding himself of alter ego in dream, family acts gluttonous at buffet, flatulence and burps used for humor, grandmother advises to think of anothers man head on husband for sexual stimulation, man with dog genes puts paper on floor of urinal, man drinks youth formula to solve sexual problem, animals shown mating, implied enlarged hamster mates with human, hamster uses feces as weapon, baby pees on man, father says only love makes permanent relationship

Running Time: 100 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and adults

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