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.

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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 still troubled by Buddy Love, the dark side of his personality that he wants to purge from his psyche forever. He persuades Denise to help him by splicing Buddy out of his DNA structure, but the experiment doesn't go as planned: instead of destroying Buddy, Sherman and Denise free him, and Buddy's first order of business is to get his hands on Sherman's youth serum, which Sherman has hidden at his family's house. In addition to Klump and Love, Murphy also plays Mama, Papa, Grandma, and nephew Ernie Klump, thanks to the makeup magic of Rick Baker.
PG-13 (crude humor and sex-related material)
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Wanda Sykes
as Chantal
Eddie Murphy
as Sherman/Papa/Mama/Ernie/Cletus/Grandma/Buddy Love/Lance
Peter Segal
as Scared Popcorn Man
Chris Elliott
as Restaurant Manager
Larry Miller
as Dean Richmond
Charles Napier
as Four Star General
Janet Jackson
as Denise Gaines
George King
as Stripper
Earl Boen
as Dr. Knoll
Charles Walker
as Preacher
Barry W. Blaustein
as Man in Bathroom
James D. Brubaker
as Krusty Reporter
Richard Gant
as Mr. Gaines
Justin Urich
as Lecture Student
Nikki Cox
as Ms. Stamos
Melinda McGraw
as Leanne Guilford
Anna Maria Horsford
as Mrs. Gaines
John Ales
as Jason
Selma Stern
as Mrs. Dudikoff
Freda Payne
as Claudine
Jamal Mixon
as Ernie Klump Jr.
Bill Applebaum
as Boardroom Member
Sonya Eddy
as Heavyset Woman
Viola Kates Stimpson
as Sweet Old Lady
Tom Jourden
as Guy in Elevator
Andrea C. Robinson
as Party Guest/Bridesmaid
Renee Tenison
as Dog Owner
Julia Schultz
as Receptionist
David Sheffield
as Man in Bathroom
Michael Ewing
as Hot Dog Vendor
William Kerr
as Scared Popcorn Man
Kente Scott
as Fraternity Student
Laurie Sposit
as Dancer
Duffy Taylor
as Restaurant Trainee
Steve Kehela
as Scientist
Sylvester Jenkins
as Old Willie
Kym E. Whitley
as Party Guest
Richard Saxton
as American Newscaster
Nadine Ellis
as Dancer
Enya Flack
as Bridesmaid
Myles Mason
as Baby Buddy
Harry S. Murphy
as Boardroom Member
Maurice Colquitt
as Baby Buddy
Kelly Konno
as Dancer
Naomi Kale
as Buxom Student
Richie Palmer
as Cab Driver
Nicole Segal
as Scared Little Girl
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All Critics (85) | Top Critics (21)

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.

December 31, 1999
Boston Globe
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It throws together a jumble of plot points, and hopes and prays that they somehow stick together.

December 31, 1999
Dallas Morning News
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The movie is bloated by empty, unhealthy and unnecessary calories.

December 31, 1999
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Never manages to feel like a sustained story.

December 31, 1999
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is a waste of a brilliant actor

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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The Klumps relies more on recycled gags than comic invention.

December 31, 1999
Seattle Times
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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

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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
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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