Dr. Dolittle 2 parents guide

Dr. Dolittle 2

Overall C

Called into service by the local wildlife when a nasty lumber company threatens to destroy their homes, Dr. John Dolittle figures the mating of two endangered Pacific Western bears may be the perfect prescription for the problem.

Release date June 22, 2001

Violence B-
Sexual Content D+
Profanity C+
Substance Use C+

Why is Dr. Dolittle 2 rated PG? The MPAA rated Dr. Dolittle 2 PG for language and crude humor.

Run Time: 87 minutes

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Dr. Dolittle 2
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Dr. Dolittle 2 rated PG? Dr. Dolittle 2 is rated PG by the MPAA for language and crude humor.

Overall: C
A medical doctor uses his ability to talk with animals to help the creatures save their forest homes from destruction by encouraging the mating of two endangered bears.

Violence: B-
Man attacked by a crocodile, heard but not seen, men have argument on the phone including name calling, parent and teen have disagreement, rats jump out of a cake served at a party, rats are dropped several stories into a garbage bin, animals discuss the destruction of their homes by loggers, animal falls backwards down some stairs, man accidentally drops woman on floor, bear falls when tree branch breaks, man yells at animal, wolf intimidates dog, man pokes at a bear who responds by knocking him down, bear shown precariously perched on a log suspended high above ground, man is attacked and stung by bees, bear is shot with a tranquilizer gun, reference to man being bit in genitals, chickens throw eggs at a farmer, man squeezed by bear.

Sexual Content: D+
Reference to man almost being accidentally neutered, turtles are given pills by doctor to improve sex drive, turtle discusses desires as he approaches another turtle, man gives woman a seductive gift which is talked about but we never see it, girl dancing suggestively alone in bedroom and father makes comments about it, boy makes comment that he knows how to take care of his girl, giraffe comments on man’s open zipper, man shows bear pictures of another bear and sexual comments are made, dog makes comments about marking his territory and makes advances on a wolf, bunnies talk about fooling around, male animal makes comment about female bear with sexual connotations, comments made about interspecies sexual relations, reference made to French kissing, animal worried about dying a virgin, reference made to raging teenaged hormones, bear makes several comments about being in heat, animal rubs his backside, reference to man being bit in genitals, we hear bears discussing sexual relations in a cave but do not see anything, dog comments on its sexual relations with a wolf, monkey sings song with references to naked monkeys in it, human relations consists of an attempted kiss between teens, and a couple of kisses between a husband and wife.

Language: C+
At least: 23 mild profanities, 3 moderate profanities and 5 terms of Deity used as exclamations.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Intoxicated monkey comments on drinking throughout the movie (one scene depicts it drinking to excess), turtles are given pills to improve sexual drive, men drink in social gathering and at an office, implied wine consumption by man and woman, monkey opens a bottle of champagne.

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Dr. Dolittle 2
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Dr. Dolittle 2"

Cast and Crew

Dr. Dolittle 2 is directed by and stars Eddie Murphy, Raven-Symone.

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Dr. Dolittle has been the subject of other screen productions. Check our review of the first Eddie Murphy Dr. Dolittle, or the more family friendly 1967 musical Doctor Dolittle starring Rex Harrison as an English physician who prefers treating animal patients to the human kind.

Other family films about animal heroes are Paulie, Babe, and Chicken Run—cute animals without the same dose of language and crude humor.

And don’t forget to check your local library for the stories of Hugh Lofting who created the classic doctor upon whom these films are loosely based.