Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  28 July 2000 (USA)
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Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family could not be more delighted for him. But Buddy Love, his Mr. Hyde alter-ego from the first film, is back and trying to make ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise's Father
Denise's Mother
Leanne Guilford
Gabriel Williams ...
Restaurant Manager
Duffy Taylor ...
Restaurant Trainee
Dr. Knoll
Bright Student
Freda Payne ...
Old Willie


Professor Sherman Klump is getting married. And the Klump family could not be more delighted for him. But Buddy Love, his Mr. Hyde alter-ego from the first film, is back and trying to make it on his own. Buddy keeps resurfacing in untimely outbursts, and threatening the portly professor's marriage plans to colleague Denise Gaines. Utilizing Denise's cutting-edge DNA research, Sherman decides to rid himself of his monstrous nemesis -and his disruptive outbursts-once and for all by extracting Buddy's DNA from his system. But Buddy bursts full-bodied into Sherman's world and lays claim to the professor's astounding invention - a revolutionary youth serum. Desperate to keep it from Buddy, Sherman hides the serum in the Klump family home, thinking it will be safe. Buddy correctly divines where Sherman has placed the serum, but to get it, he has to deal with the entire Klump family first. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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28 July 2000 (USA)  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,518,830 (USA) (28 July 2000)


ESP 403,707,585 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Denise drives a 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle, and Sherman drives a 1959 Volvo PV 544. See more »


Professor Denise Gaines' Volkswagen backed up a couple of feet (by itself) outside the bridal shop from the time when she got inside it to when it started pulling away. See more »


Papa Klump: You wanna know what's permanent, Sherman? You know what's permanent? I'll tell you. What me and your momma got. That's permanent. That ain't going no place. You know what I mean? I'll tell you, boy, if you find you a woman that loves you, that really really loves you, you gotta hold onto that Sherman.
Sherman Klump: Yeah, it's true, Daddy. Yeah, I know I sure do love Denise.
Papa Klump: Well, then y'all gotta get back together then!
Sherman Klump: Get back together... Daddy, that's it! Get back together!
Papa Klump: Yeah! That's right!
Sherman Klump: If we get ...
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Basically I thought this film had some funny moments, Eddie Murphy is amazing, Janet looked great, but the story was weak, and overall it wasn't nearly as funny as the first.
20 June 2002 | by (Fresno, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Eddie Murphy once again slaps on the fat suit to play Sherman Klump. And Mama Klump, and Big Daddy Klump, and Grandma Klump, and Brother Klump, and Buddy Love (although without the fat suit on that one). Since the Klump dinner scene was easily the best scene in the original film, they decided to focus on the entire family in the sequel. And somehow got Janet Jackson to fall in love with Sherman. I wish I knew how that happened. Anyway, while the movie still focuses on Sherman and his quest for love and scientific goals (this time making people younger), the rest of the family gets involved in the story lines. And I thought that took away from the heart of the film. While it was fun to see all the Murphy characters, there needed to be a better story line for them, rather than a bad marriage. Although I will admit the horny Grandmother Klump story line was very funny. They should make a movie just about her next time. But I regress. The story line with Sherman and Buddy, about how Buddy was still inside Sherman, and Sherman managed to get him out, only to have Buddy come to life, and then Sherman is becoming more stupid by the minute and will go into a vegetable state unless he eats Buddy. It's all very cheesy. I mean come on, one tear from Janet near the end manages to bring Sherman back to life? It was all very corny.

This is not to say that there aren't funny scenes in the movie. Again, I thought the best scene was the entire Klump family going out to dinner and all the hi-jinks that ensue. And there were other funny moments scattered throughout the film, but not enough for me to really get into the movie and enjoy it. Basically it was a moment to moment film, not an overall enjoyment film. Eddie Murphy is amazing, and Martin Lawrence has got nothing on dressing up as a fat woman, but it's just not enough. The Klumps is something you can rent for a quiet evening at home.

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