The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps
by Vivian Rose, age 15, from the US
"The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps" is as hilarious a comedy
as the first "Nutty Professor". Eddie Murphy is back as
the very overweight scientist Sherman Klump. Unfortunately,
his slim and comical alter ego, Buddy Love, is also back.
But this movie focuses more on Sherman's family - and their
lack of good decorum at the table. In this film, Janet Jackson
is Klump's love interest - Jada Pinkett Smith was his love
interest in the first movie, and I kind of liked her better.
Jackson's acting skills seemed a little thin in a few scenes.
But I guess it doesn't matter - dumb comedies don't get
Oscar nominations for acting anyway. And this is still very
laughable material. All in all, "The Nutty Professor" is
a howlingly funny comedy. However, it probably appeals most
to people who enjoyed the first film. Also, fans of gross
bathroom humor will have a good time at this movie. I thought
"The Nutty Professor 2" was hysterical. Just a warning -
if deplorable table manners and general rudeness bother
you, stay away from this film. In one particularly comical
scene, Buddy Love - whose new incarnation is part dog- spreads
newspaper on a bathroom floor. In other words, he's planning
to go to the bathroom the way dogs do. I heard someone behind
me say in a disgusted voice, "I don't believe what I'm seeing."
This struck me as ironic, because everyone knows it's rude
to talk loudly during a movie. I should have yelled at him
to shut up. Anyway, I thought the bathroom scene was a wonderful
example of the side-splitting comedy "The Nutty Professor
2" has to offer.
Rating: PG-13 (For crude humor and sex-related material)