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Nutty Professor 2: the Klumps

  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • 2000
  • Peter Segal
  • 102 mins
  • 12

Summary

Comedy sequel starring Eddie Murphy and Janet Jackson. Things are going well for Professor Sherman Klump: his new invention stands to make him a fortune and he is about to propose marriage to a beautiful colleague. But Sherman's smooth-talking alter ego, Buddy Love, is back on the scene and intent on ruining his plans.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

In this amusing sequel to Eddie Murphy's 1996 success (itself a remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy), Murphy gets to play rotund scientist Sherman Klump and his entire corpulent family (bar one, his little brother), including his father at two different ages. His performance is an amazing tour de force, which could be compared to the best work of Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers if it weren't for the fact that half the time he's unintelligible. The basis of the new story is an amusing variation on The Fly: Klump is desperate to rid himself of his slim, supercool alter ego, Buddy Love, but only manages to regenerate (and mutate) him. Janet Jackson is sweetly effective, playing it straight as Klump's long-suffering girlfriend, while the writers also manage to include the Fountain of Youth and a giant, sex-mad hamster in the mix. This, and a lot of scatological humour, forms the very silly premise, yet children (and adults with an extremely juvenile sense of fun) will adore it.

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Credits

Cast

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Professor Sherman Klump / Cletus "Papa" Klump / Young Cletus Klump / Anna "Mama" Klump / Ernie Klump / Grandma Klump / Buddy Love / Lance PerkinsEddie Murphy
Professor Denise GainesJanet Jackson
Dean RichmondLarry Miller
JasonJohn Ales
Denise's fatherRichard Gant
Denise's motherAnna Maria Horsford
Leanne GuilfordMelinda McGraw
Ernie Klump JrJamal Mixon
ClaudineFreda Payne

Crew

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DirectorPeter Segal

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2000-10-06
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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