The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his ... See full summary »
Stuart's mother is being over-protective of him, especially when he narrowly escapes injury in a soccer game. His big brother George has also made a new friend, Will, so Stuart is feeing lonely. Stuart rescues a canary, Margalo, from a falcon; she moves in with the Littles. One day, Margalo is nowhere to be found, so Stuart and Snowbell set out across the city to find her while George covers for Stuart (the first time he's had to lie). Written by
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The newspaper that lands on Stuart bears the headline "Feathered Filcher Fleeces Fifth Avenue". See more »
When the white cat exits the can to get the Little's attention, he is last seen at the rear wheel of the taxi, but at the next shot, he is back at the can's opening. See more »
[as he grabs George's glasses]
George, wake up.
[George is still sleeping]
[talking into his pillow]
I know. But it's the first day of Soccer. It's our first game.
[wakes up and puts his glasses on]
Soccer? Uh... I can't today. I caught a cold while sleeping.
You'll be fine. Come on, come on. It's gonna be great.
[Stuart takes his pajama top off and kicks it into the laundry hamper like a soccer ball]
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During the first half of the closing credits, the cast is shown with their name and their character they played in a circle. See more »
While I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, I hold with the minority opinion that it isn't up to the standards of the original. The first movie succeeded in being sweet and charming without being the least bit sugary. Alas, the sequel doesn't entirely avoid this pitfall (that "little high, little low" business is just a little gagging). Also, the plot is too predictable, although that probably won't matter much to children, who are, after all, the film's target audience.
These are really minor quibbles, though. "Stuart 2" is a fine movie, both for kids and adults. The special effects are well-done, all the actors do a good job in their roles, and the dialogue has some real gems. Particularly noteworthy is Snowbell, the cat (voiced to hilarious perfection by Nathan Lane). He gets all the best lines, and steals every scene he's in--he even upstages Stuart himself! Verdict: Good movie. Go see.
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