Problem Child 2 (1991)



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

Movie Info

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 … 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


as Junior Healy

as Ben Healy

as Big Ben Healy

as Lawanda Dumore

as Annie Young

as Trixie Young

as Aron Burger

as Debbie Claukinski

as Animal Control Guy

as Animal Control Guy

as Scuzzy Boyfriend

as Bridal Shower Lady

as Bridal Shower Lady

as Health Official

as Health Official

as Lab Technician

as Upset Wife

as Pathetic Defiant Man

as Freckled Boy on Ride

as Peabody's Date

as Richard

as Crazy Dance D.J.

as `Hubba Hubba' Lady

as Neighbor Boy

as Goofy Waiter

as Scummy Ride Operator

as Maitre D'

as Precious Young Girl

as 6th-Grade Mother

as 6th-Grade Student

as Hot Tub Girl

as Hot Tub Girl

as Puppet

as Horse Rider

as Girl with Bikini Top

as Guy with Toupee

as Father Flanagan

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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