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Problem Child 2 (1991)



Critic Consensus: Crude, rude, puerile, and pointless, Problem Child 2 represents a cynical nadir in family-marketed entertainment.

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the adoption agency, along comes this sequel to the 1990 comedy hit Problem Child. Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his sociopathically unruly son Junior (Michael Oliver) move out of town after Ben and his wife split up. Ben discovers that his new city is overrun with divorced women looking for husbands, and Lawanda Dumore (Laraine Newman) soon sets her predatory sights on Ben. However, Lawanda doesn't care for Junior (not difficult to understand) and intends to ship him off to boarding school as soon as she and Ben tie the knot. Junior gets wind of her plans and does all in his power to scuttle them. Meanwhile, Junior finds a new playmate -- Trixie (Ivyann Schwan), a girl even more obnoxious than himself, who is the daughter of Annie (Amy Yasbeck), the school's nurse, who also has her eye on Ben. Oddly enough, Amy Yasbeck also appeared in the original Problem Child as Flo, the wife that Ben divorced in this picture. Yasbeck and Ritter married in real life in 1999.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
On DVD: Mar 2, 2004
MCA Universal Home Video


Michael Oliver
as Junior Healy
John Ritter
as Ben Healy
Jack Warden
as Big Ben Healy
Laraine Newman
as Lawanda Dumore
Amy Yasbeck
as Annie Young
Ivyann Schwan
as Trixie Young
Alan Blumenfeld
as Aron Burger
Charlene Tilton
as Debbie Claukinski
Dennis Redfield
as Animal Control Guy
Bill Warren
as Animal Control Guy
Aaron Vaughn
as Scuzzy Boyfriend
Denise Lecce
as Bridal Shower Lady
Nancy Duerr
as Bridal Shower Lady
Tom Nowicki
as Health Official
Ric Reitz
as Health Official
Bill Cordell
as Lab Technician
Hillary Matthews
as Upset Wife
Bob Small
as Pathetic Defiant Man
Danny Gura
as Freckled Boy on Ride
Carla Kneeland
as Peabody's Date
Paul Sutera
as Richard
Buddy Stoccardo
as Crazy Dance D.J.
Jillian Amburgey
as `Hubba Hubba' Lady
Adam Brock
as Neighbor Boy
Christopher Oyen
as Goofy Waiter
Danny Haneman
as Scummy Ride Operator
Brett Rice
as Maitre D'
Aimee Deshayes
as Precious Young Girl
Tammy Boalo
as 6th-Grade Mother
Danielle Meierhenry
as 6th-Grade Student
Elaine Klimaszewski
as Hot Tub Girl
Diane Klimaszewski
as Hot Tub Girl
June Foray
as Puppet
Carol French
as Horse Rider
Laura O'Connell
as Girl with Bikini Top
Tim A. Powell
as Guy with Toupee
Buffalo Bob Smith
as Father Flanagan
Tim Powell
as Guy with Toupee
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Critic Reviews for Problem Child 2

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9)

The kid in Problem Child 2 is so obnoxious that when his divorcing parents engage in a bitter custody dispute, the loser gets to keep him.

Full Review… | June 5, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

[Problem Child 2 may] be the most sheerly repulsive kiddie movie ever filmed.

Full Review… | June 5, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Louder and dumber, more preposterous, unfunny and pointless.

Full Review… | June 5, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

How exciting can flatulence jokes still be, once you've seen them on cable?

Full Review… | June 5, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

I'm probably getting awfully moralistic, but couldn't the geniuses who devise entertainment for tots have come up with something a bit more, uh, responsible?

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

At times this poor version of a sitcom seems written by five-year-olds for five-year-olds, so much so that one suspects its script was fingerpainted.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Problem Child 2

Sequel to Problem Child, this film, continues the so called funny exploits of Junior, unfortunately this isn't a funny film. John Ritter can't even save this film, and it's a bad sequel to a bad film. The film lacks anything really engaging to appeal to the viewer. I really didn't get into the film, and quite frankly, I found this film along with the first to be very overrated. This film is garbage that is poorly written, acted and directed. If you're looking for something really funny, you definitely won't find it here. This is filmmaking at its worst. The film has a poorly constructed plot with awful jokes that are not funny. As far as comedy is concerned, this film really doesn't work. This film makes you ask the question, how could this crap be made? This film was bad, unimpressive, boring and pointless. I hated the film, and the actors were not likeable in their parts. This was a film that never should have seen the light of day. Poorly constructed, this is one of those films that never should have been made. The first film was bad, and this is just a poor attempt at cashing on the mediocrity of the first. Avoid this film, and there are far better comedies out there. This is a poor sequel that never should have been made. If you're looking for something funny here, you'll be sadly disappointed. There are no laughs to be found here, and this is just a bad film. I hated the sequel as much as the first film. Avoid it; you'll be glad you did.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Not as good as the first movie, but still pretty funny.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

I often forget there was a sequel if that tells you anything.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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