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Big Momma's House 2 Review

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1.0

Dave White Profile

… supposed to be funny. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    34

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    If state-of-the-art cross-gender fat suits and drunken Chihuahuas were the stuff of comic genius, Big Momma's House 2 still wouldn't be very funny.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Staff [Not Credited]

    This could be the start of an awful new genre: Nannies Gone Wild.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    House 2 may never elicit more than mild chuckles, but when Momma teaches the Fullers a few lessons about family, it's heartfelt without being syrupy.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Crude sequel lacks the original's scant appeal.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie pushes the PG-13 envelope, most often at the expense of female bodies. Accusations and suggestions of sexism and anti-Semitism are uttered as jokes. Big Momma's influence on the girls might be considered sketchy: She says she carries a "blade in my girdle," then asks Molly to reach inside to get it; she teaches Carrie to dance provocatively for her cheerleading team's routine. As an FBI agent, Malcolm engages in violence, chasing, shooting at, and beating up culprits. Characters use profanity, drink, and allude to drugs.

  • Families can talk about the Fuller family's lack of communication. How do the parents learn to be more attentive to each other and to their children after spending time with Big Momma? How does everyone learn that lying is bad?
  • Since much of the movie's humor relates to Big Momma's size, families can talk about whether or not it's appropriate to laugh atsomeone's appearance.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: More obnoxious than anything else, with nonstop crude humor. Women are frequently presented as sexualized objects; anti-Semitism is used as a punchline. Lots of jokes at the expense of Big Momma's size.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: Few characters can be considered positive role models -- though Malcolm is ostensibly working to bring a criminal to justice, his influence on the movie's other characters is iffy at best.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: Opens with shooting of unknown character; Malcolm's bird costume catches on fire; guns are used by FBI agents and criminals; description of dog's death by a woodchipper; vehicular chase scenes; fisticuffs at Bingo game; Malcolm beats up thugs.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Lots of sex-related material for a PG-13, including frequent innuendo and references to sex, cleavage/references to breasts, women in lingerie/tiny bathing suits, racy lyrics, partial nudity in spa scenes, some suggestive dancing, etc.

  • language false3

    Language: General obnoxiousness ("we suck"), mild cursing ("hell," "damn," "bastard," "oh my God"), sexual allusions/references to body parts ("booty," "put a bug up your ass," "fun bags"; "naked pictures of Billy Dee"), Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," a joke about "BM" and "VD."

  • consumerism false2

    Consumerism: Brillo pads; Lucky Charms cereal; Victoria's Secret models at the spa.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Reference to a roach clip and "ack-ack" (slang for marijuana or heroin-laced cigarette); Big Momma gets a depressed Chihuahua drunk with tequila (and then says "The dog's higher than a Georgia pine"); a drunk woman at a Bingo game tries to hit Big Momma.

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