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I don't understand the trashing comments I just read. This film is very,
very good. I've seen it at least 5 or 6 times and it was enjoyable the
first and last time I saw it. The film making was superb. I actually did
some research to see where that cottage was located and see if there were
I saw no character flaws in anyone. Each character was precise and very believable. Continuity errors were at a minimum. I also don't understand the rating this movie got. It was NOT THAT BAD! If there was poor acting, or plots, or errors then I could see trashing the movie. But really!
Even the musical score was perfect for each scene. A mixture of real classical and real rock. The music score designer deserves an 'A'.
Best parts: 1) Beethoven's nose in the beginning, followed by his dream sequence. 2) Anything Regina did. She was perfect! 3) Grodin trying to explain where babies come from. 3) The bully sequence at the fair (bite this guy in the weiner!) 4) The hamburger eating contest. 5) The tree stump scene with Penn. 6) Finally, all of the grunting noises Beethoven made. I can actually imitate each one. My kids love it when I do that.
Come on people. The movie was really enjoyable with quality Hollywood direction and design. Please stop knocking it. Give it another try. Or next time, try watching it with a child. You'll see.
Okay I know a lot of people don't like this movie, but I don't see what
is wrong with it. The Newmans this time decide to take a family
vacation and of course bring Beethoven along. Although this time he has
had puppies. The puppies mother is after them and tries to steal them.
But the family sticks together to try and save the puppies.
If you enjoy the first one then you will love this one. It is the same great cast and family setting. It is a non stop laughing fest just like the first.
Most of the time sequels aren't as good, not in this case. There are some great scenes involving Beethoven and his puppies. Children of all ages will love this along with their parents!
This isn't a bad sequel but it's unable to measure up to the first
"Beethoven," which was an extremely likable film. This is still a
"cute" film and one parents and all the kiddies certainly will like.
It features a litter of St. Bernard puppies, and who doesn't go "aww" at the sight of little puppies, especially St. Bernard's? The puppies are the main story here, which turns into a "crime" story when "Missy" is dog-napped and the little ones also become endangered.
I didn't think this was a "silly" story as there are some good morals and lessons to be learned, but it was a bit "sappy." I get a little annoyed, too, when animals are pictured as smarter than the humans. I'm sorry but, as much as you might love pets and hate some people, that just ain't so.
Nonetheless, if you loved the first movie you'll find enough to like in here to enjoy it. If you thought the first film was just okay, you won't like this.
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Now, why would they have a sequel? I'm curious. The family has already had
an adventure by saving the dog from the first film. You'd think "OK, they
live happily ever after". Nope.
Beethoven falls for another St. Bernard. And they have puppies together, but Beethoven's girlfriend's master wants the puppies. The kids take the puppies without her permission. And she stalks the family to get the puppies. The family goes on a vacation. The children all learn morals of life. The parents fall in love again. And Beethoven cries over his girlfriend. And the woman happens to bump into them again. I mean, how more silly can you get? What are these family's chances of having to save their dog once again? We'll never know until the third one.
Watchable first sequel to the surprise hit stars Charles Grodin and Bonnie
Hunt as the reprising Newton family, whose slobbering Saint
Bernard--Beethoven--gets himself a female doggie to make love with and
produce tiny little doggies with. Problem: Two evil dognappers are chasing
after the puppies.
Why do they want them? Well, why did Cruella Devil want puppies? Because they're villains.
A very poor movie, but compared to "Beethoven's 3rd, 4th" and "5th" this looks like a masterpiece.
2.5/5 stars -- mediocre but watchable sequel.
- John Ulmer
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A lot of people don't realize that this film was nominated not only for
an Academy Award, but also a Golden Globe and Grammy Award! That third
item gives it away -- the song "The Day I Fall in Love" from this movie
garnered all of the nominations, and deservedly so. It's a wonderful
composition performed brilliantly by Dolly Parton and James Ingram. It
has become one of my favorite songs of all time and it easily
outclasses this movie.
In my opinion it was practically a miracle that the song got honored by the three biggest award firms because the movie is nothing special and a lot of times brilliance goes unnoticed when it is contained in a sub-par film. Also the song got very little radio airplay; the video only appeared occasionally on VH-1.
At any rate, other than the superlative song, there are some cute dog scenes in this movie. And Debi Mazar is definitely a highlight as the 101 Dalmatians inspired villain.
My best recommendation is to watch the music video for the song. It includes all of the best highlights from the film (the aforementioned cute dog scenes), you'll hear the incredible song and get glimpses of the stunningly cute Ashley Hamilton and not end up hating him because of the schmuck his character ends up being in the film.
BEETHOVEN'S 2ND, in my opinion, is even cuter than the first BEETHOVEN. I laughed REALLY hard when George (Charles Grodin) first discovered the puppies in the basement of his house and said, "OH, no!" Those puppies were absolutely adorable! In my opinion, Regina (Debi Mazar) and Floyd (Chris Penn) were like Cruella and her henchmen, Horace and Jasper! I was so glad when the puppies got them all dirty. I mean, what human being would want to drown five sweet, cute, innocent puppies? When Beethoven caused the deck of Taylor's (Ashley Hamilton) lake house to collapse, I was relieved. This was because he saved Ryce (Nicholle Tom) from being raped. In conclusion, I HIGHLY recommend this cute movie to all you dog lovers or Charles Grodin fans who have not seen it.
BEETHOVEN'S 2ND, in my opinion, is even cuter than the first BEETHOVEN. I laughed really hard when George (Charles Grodin) first discovered the puppies in the basement of his house and said, "Oh, no!" Those puppies were absolutely adorable! In my opinion, Regina (Debi Mazar) and Floyd (Chris Penn) were like Cruella and her henchmen, Horace and Jasper! I was so glad when the puppies got them all dirty. I mean, what human being would want to drown five sweet, cute, innocent puppies? When Beethoven caused the deck of Taylor's (Ashley Hamilton) lake house to collapse, I was relieved. This was because he saved Ryce (Nicholle Tom) from being raped. In conclusion, I highly recommend this cute movie to all you dog lovers or Charles Grodin fans who have not seen it.
To be honest, I found BEETHOVEN'S 2ND to be better than the first BEETHOVEN movie. This movie was a lot funnier than the first one was. This was a very clever and enjoyable movie. It's the perfect family movie. If you liked BEETHOVEN, you'll love BEETHOVEN 2ND!!!!
I really enjoyed the first Beethoven, while it had its flaws, it was cute and charming. This sequel has its contrivances and a little mediocre in places, but it is a decent sequel, definitely one of the more watchable ones in the franchise. The script is weak in places, and the plot is something you will have seen before. Plus the pacing is rather hectic, and the film could have been longer. That said it is beautifully filmed, with lovely cinematography and even better scenery. The music score I couldn't fault either, and the gags are interesting(the hamburger contest was a riot). The acting is decent, with Charles Grodin very entertaining as George and Bonnie Hunt luminous as Alice. As the villains of the pieces, Debi Mazar and Chris Penn also impress. But the real stars are the dogs, Beethoven is still his funny and adorable self, but he is almost upstaged by the beautiful and equally adorable Missy. Overall, has its problems, but as a sequel it is watchable, certainly better than the rating here(and I also think the first film is rated too low). 6/10 Bethany Cox
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