Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)



Critic Consensus: While Eddie Murphy is still hilarious as the entire Klump family, the movie falls apart because of uneven pacing, a poor script, and skits that rely on being gross rather than funny.

Movie Info

Overweight scientific genius Sherman Klump and his extended family are back in this sequel to the 1996 comedy smash The Nutty Professor. Sherman (played once again by Eddie Murphy) has come up with a discovery that ought to make him a multimillionaire: a youth serum that turns back the user's body clock. Sherman has also found time for a social life and has fallen in love with Denise Gains (Janet Jackson), a brilliant woman involved in DNA research. Sherman and Denise are engaged, but Sherman is … More

Rating: PG-13 (crude humor and sex-related material)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Barry W. Blaustein, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz, David Sheffield
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 5, 2000
Box Office: $122.4M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


as Sherman/Papa/Mama/Er...

as Denise Gaines

as Dean Richmond

as Jason

as Mr. Gaines

as Mrs. Gaines

as Leanne Guilford

as Ernie Klump Jr.

as Restaurant Manager

as Restaurant Trainee

as Dr. Knoll

as Ms. Stamos

as Claudine

as Chantal

as Stripper

as Bridesmaid

as Party Guest/Bridesma...

as Party Guest

as Mrs. Dudikoff

as Receptionist

as Man in Bathroom

as Man in Bathroom

as Baby Buddy

as Baby Buddy

as Boardroom Member

as Boardroom Member

as Guy in Elevator

as Sweet Old Lady

as Buxom Student

as Fraternity Student

as Lecture Student

as Heavyset Woman

as Krusty Reporter

as Cab Driver

as Four Star General

as Scientist

as Dog Owner

as American Newscaster

as Scared Popcorn Man

as Scared Popcorn Man

as Hot Dog Vendor

as Scared Little Girl
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Critic Reviews for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

All Critics (110) | Top Critics (28)

Nutty Professor II is neither funny nor endearing enough to conceal the fact that, like its star, it fills the screen with a lot of padding.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It throws together a jumble of plot points, and hopes and prays that they somehow stick together.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The movie is bloated by empty, unhealthy and unnecessary calories.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Never manages to feel like a sustained story.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is a waste of a brilliant actor

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

The Klumps relies more on recycled gags than comic invention.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Sure it had some good laughs, but it was just more of the same ol same.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer


I found that this sequel to the Nutty Professor was lacking considering that the first film was a lot of fun, funny and entertaining. The film is decent, but is also fairly lazy compared to the first one. They tried too hard at outdoing the first film, and they ended up with another sub-par sequel. This is very often the case with most sequels. Filmmakers try to outdo the first, but they fail to capture key elements that made the first film so special. The Nutty Professor II is a decent enough comedy, but it really doesn't do anything new or exciting with the material. Eddie Murphy is good here, however I feel that he's past his prime, and he should've retired after this film was made. The guy isn't what he used to be. The film funny, but the humor is tiresome at times, and you see that the screenwriters tried too hard at outdoing the first film. This sequel still manages to make you laugh, but with less effective results. I enjoyed the first film a lot more and despite the fact that this is somewhat decent, Nutty Professor II could have been much better. The film has laughs here and there, and for the moist part is decent enough to be entertaining, but as yet another sequel to a smash comedy, this film fails to be as funny as the first film. Nutty Professor II is worth watching, but it's nowhere near the first film, which was very funny, original and brought on big laughs.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Its worth a viewing because its fun to see Murphy playing the Klump family again making more jokes, ultimately the script isnt as good as the original and Murphy does sell out on this one but godamn it. It still made me laugh. Worth a viewing though for sure

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Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

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