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Big Momma’s House 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual humor and a humorous drug reference
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Action Crime Comedy
1 hr. 39 min.
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USA Release:
January 27, 2006 (wide)
Copyright, 20th Century Fox Pictures
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Featuring: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Zachary Levi, Emily Procter, Mark Moses
Director: John P. Whitesell
Producer: David T. Friendly, Beau Flynn, Jeremiah Samuels
Distributor: 20th Century Fox Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “The continuing adventures of master-of-disguise FBI special agent Malcolm Turner. This time he must go undercover as Big Momma to nail his ex-partner’s murderer. While undercover in the house of the suspected criminal, Malcom grows attached to the suspect’s three childen.”

See reviews of other films in this series:
Big Momma’s House (2000)
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

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Positive—In this sequel, Martin Lawrence goes undercover yet again as Big Momma (Hattie May Pierce) and Malcolm Turner. Part of the story includes a simple premise of having Martin’s ex-partner getting killed in the line of duty. After retiring to become a full-time desk private investigator, he had to find out who killed his former partner and why. This gave Martin another reason to bring back Big Momma for another undercover investigation after retiring to become a full-time desk officer and father.

It could have been better. This movie is funny in certain scenes, but seems a little over-the-top in certain places. For example, the smallest child kept diving head first off of high… places without getting hurt. After seeing this a few times, get the kid a pillow, cause it got old. Even the part in the previews where Hattie was approached and almost punched by the old lady at the Bingo game, who claims that “Big Momma stole my man,” was not all that funny because I had seen it in the trailer so much.

I did enjoy part of the storyline. Big Momma became a older mentor/nanny type juggling time with the children. With all he did in protecting and looking out for the 16-year old girl that was in her own little world, he has to hang with middle girl while she learns to fit in with her peers while cheerleading. He also did nanny chores on a controlled, time-oriented system that he hated. Then, he took younger boy with him just about everywhere as an alibi in trying to solve this murder without tipping off his pregnant wife (Nia Long) and his regular family.

In the end, the original “Big Momma’s House” is funnier than its part II. …I was dying to see it because of laughing so much at the first one, but it did not really live up to my expectations. Morally speaking, there are lessons being taught in this film. I would not recommend anyone crossdress (although it was his undercover job), allow small children to behave in such a manner, or allow a teen so much isolation and freedom that the parent is clueless.

It was up to Martin to sell this movie from the previous show, and he achieved his goal. He got a little more juice out of a dry lemon. A fun matinee or rental if nothing else. Rating: 3 of 5.
My Ratings: Better than Average / 3
—SaiSean Jones, age 35
Positive—Big Momma House was hilarious. I had a great time laughing at Martin Lawrence. The sequel was way better than the first and a lot less offensive. However, the language is not appropriate for those under 13. Martin uses the word “d*mn” very frequently. Otherwise, no other language is used. Nor was any GD’s said. The plot was better developed than the original. And there was no sex scenes. The only provocative scene that is shown is the one with the models, that they have been showing on the previews. Overall, it’s a good movie.
My Ratings: Better than Average / 4
—Thomas, age 27
Comments from young people
Positive—“Big Momma’s House 2,” was a fun movie to watch. Martin Lawrence is very funny here. The story picks up where 'Big Momma’s House' left off, well more like 3 or so years afterwards. I suggest you watch the first movie before you see this. I saw “BMH2” with someone who had not yet seen the first one, and she didn’t pick up on many important things going on with Malcom’s family, and that the real Haddy May Pierce (Big Momma) was in reality Malcom’s wife’s grandmother.

With all that said, there is not very much objectionable here. A few crude jokes and mild bad words. I suppose the most offesive part is when Big Momma goes to the women’s day spa, but there is nothing really offensive here, it’s all played for comedy and it works. All in all, “Big Momma’s House 2” lived up to the genius of the first movie. My only gripe is that I saw nearly every funny moment in the trailers.
My Ratings: Better than Average / 3
—Jeremy, age 16