A Very Brady Sequel (1996)



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Like its lively predecessor, The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), this mild comic send-up takes its characters and situations from the popular family sitcom of the 1970s, The Brady Bunch. Set in the '90s, it is filled with in-joke references to American pop culture. However, one need not be familiar with the original series in order to enjoy this film. Bad guy Trevor Thomas (Tim Matheson) is posing as supermom Carol Brady's long-dead first husband Roy Martin. He claims to have been amnesiac and made unrecognizable by plastic surgery after suffering disfiguring injuries, but in truth, he is on the hunt for a very valuable artifact, an ancient Chinese horse carving which Roy sent to his family from the field. Because of the family's sheer niceness, they could never imagine such deception, and husband Mike Brady (Gary Cole) welcomes him into their midst. This causes Roy no end of frustration, as not only must he live with this incredibly sweet and cheerful family while he searches for the carving, but he must endure having his ill-tempered sarcastic jibes go completely unrecognized. When Carol (Shelley Long) is kidnapped, the whole family goes a-hunting.
PG-13 (adult situations)
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Shelley Long
as Carol Brady
Gary Cole
as Mike Brady
Tim Matheson
as Roy Martin/Trevor Thomas
Christine Taylor
as Marcia Brady
Paul Sutera
as Peter Brady
Henriette Mantel
as Alice Nelson
Jesse Lee Soffer
as Bobby Brady
Olivia Hack
as Cindy Brady
John Hillerman
as Dr. Whitehead
Zsa Zsa Gabor
as Herself
Barbara Eden
as Jeannie
Whip Hubley
as Explorer/Dead Husband
Whitney Rydbeck
as Auctioneer
Sue Casey
as Art Patron No. 1
Gregory White
as Art Patron No. 2
as Ms. Cummings
Diana Theodore
as Ms. Cummings's Daughter
David Ramsey
as Brent the Lifeguard
Phil Buckman
as Jason the Lifeguard
Steven Gilborn
as Mr. Phillips
Michael D. Weatherred
as Flower Delivery Guy
Yvonne Farrow
as Charity Chairperson
Skip O'Brien
as Construction Worker
Jennifer Aspen
as Kathy Lawrence
Ian M. Galespie
as Coffee Shop Guy
Brian Van Holt
as Warren Mulaney
Bodhi Elfman
as Coffee Customer
Richard Belzer
as Detective
Connie Ray
as Flight Attendant
Don Nahaku
as Car Rental Guy
Anthony J. Silva Jr.
as Hotel Concierge
Laura Weekes
as George Glass's Mother
Bill Applebaum
as George Glass's Father
Michael Lundberg
as George Glass
Sidney Liufau
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for A Very Brady Sequel

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (9)

A considerably better second installment than one usually encounters.

Full Review… | May 17, 2008
Top Critic

As a satire of a sitcom that wasn't funny, it's often at its funniest when it's purposely stale.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

I didn't laugh much during A Very Brady Sequel, but I did smile a lot.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

No incarnation of the Brady Bunch, no matter how cleverly satirized, can use up an hour and a half's screen time without making the audience feel like they've overdosed.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

A Very Brady Sequel isn't great, but it's enjoyable.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Still delivers diverting comic fluff for the bland clan's fans.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for A Very Brady Sequel

A Very Stinky Sequel to A Very Crappy Original.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

Lol, how can you not love these cheesy movies, as horrible as they are, Gary Cole brings it.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

This sequel to "The Brady Bunch Movie" continues the funny contrasting of the 70's family with modern life, but goes one further by introducing a scammer (Tim Matheson), who tries to take advantage of the family's good will by claiming he is the long-lost husband of Mrs. Brady (Shelley Long), in order to swipe the family's hidden treasure. There are many more tributes to classic Brady Bunch TV episodes, with unexpected twists thrown in. There's the great sub-plots of Greg and Marsh being attracted to each other, and of Jan and her imaginary boyfriend. It's a funny little movie, which has the family going to Hawaii and finding a Tikki-Idol, just like on TV. Very funny once again.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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