Making the Grades
From a dramatic point of view, the most amazing thing about the Nutty Professor movies is watching Eddie Murphy morph into six different characters.
In this sequel, Eddie Murphy again plays Professor Sherman Klump. Still a heavyweight in genetic research, Klump is on the brink of discovering a youth formula. But his alter ego Buddy Love (also Murphy), whom he created in the first movie, keeps impeding his work. Determined to get rid of this insufferable thin version of himself once and for all, Sherman under goes a dangerous DNA extraction. Everything appears to be resolved until Sherman discovers he has damaged his DNA, leaving him with a debilitating brain disease. In addition, a dog hair accidentally comes in contact with Buddy's genetic soup, bringing Buddy to life as an independent person with canine characteristics.
Sherman's efforts to keep the formula away from Buddy cause further delays that annoy his impatient boss Dean Richmond (Larry Miller), who is anxious to accept a huge deal with a pharmaceutical company. With Sherman's intelligence fading and self-esteem drying up, he also tries to salvage a relationship with co-worker Denise (Janet Jackson).
Adding to his problems is his rude, crude, and obnoxious family. Mama (Murphy) is suffering from Papa's (Murphy) waning sexual appetite, while Granny (Murphy), an oversexed senior citizen, constantly details her many sexual escapades including her current activities with her aging male companion.
It appears from the Klump family that the writers of this film (all five of them including Paul and Chris Weitz, the infamous brother duo who brought us American Pie ) have only one thought on their minds. Since Buddy Love possesses a fondness for dogs, sexual themes including bestiality are constantly at the forefront of this movie. Anal intercourse is also implied when Sherman's formula mistakenly creates a giant hamster that takes a liking to Dean Richmond.
From my point of view, the most amazing thing about this movie full of gutter humor, is its $42 million opening weekend, leaving us with an assurance of more Nutty movies in the future.
Discussion Ideas After The Movie
Teaching ideas and topics to discuss about Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps.
People are often more accepting of vulgar remarks and discussions in movies than in reality. Why?