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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)



Critic Consensus: While Eddie Murphy is still hilarious as the entire Klump family, the movie falls apart because of uneven pacing, a poor script, and skits that rely on being gross rather than funny.

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Overweight scientific genius Sherman Klump and his extended family are back in this sequel to the 1996 comedy smash The Nutty Professor. Sherman (played once again by Eddie Murphy) has come up with a discovery that ought to make him a multimillionaire: a youth serum that turns back the user's body clock. Sherman has also found time for a social life and has fallen in love with Denise Gains (Janet Jackson), a brilliant woman involved in DNA research. Sherman and Denise are engaged, but Sherman is still troubled by Buddy Love, the dark side of his personality that he wants to purge from his psyche forever. He persuades Denise to help him by splicing Buddy out of his DNA structure, but the experiment doesn't go as planned: instead of destroying Buddy, Sherman and Denise free him, and Buddy's first order of business is to get his hands on Sherman's youth serum, which Sherman has hidden at his family's house. In addition to Klump and Love, Murphy also plays Mama, Papa, Grandma, and nephew Ernie Klump, thanks to the makeup magic of Rick Baker.

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Eddie Murphy
as Sherman/Papa/Mama/Ernie/Cletus/Grandma/Buddy Love/Lance
Janet Jackson
as Denise Gaines
Larry Miller
as Dean Richmond
John Ales
as Jason
Richard Gant
as Mr. Gaines
Melinda McGraw
as Leanne Guilford
Jamal Mixon
as Ernie Klump Jr.
Chris Elliott
as Restaurant Manager
Duffy Taylor
as Restaurant Trainee
Earl Boen
as Dr. Knoll
Nikki Cox
as Ms. Stamos
Freda Payne
as Claudine
Wanda Sykes
as Chantal
George King
as Stripper
Enya Flack
as Bridesmaid
Andrea C. Robinson
as Party Guest/Bridesmaid
Kym E. Whitley
as Party Guest
Selma Stern
as Mrs. Dudikoff
Julia Schultz
as Receptionist
Barry W. Blaustein
as Man in Bathroom
David Sheffield
as Man in Bathroom
Myles Mason
as Baby Buddy
Maurice Colquitt
as Baby Buddy
Bill Applebaum
as Boardroom Member
Harry S. Murphy
as Boardroom Member
Tom Jourden
as Guy in Elevator
Viola Kates Stimpson
as Sweet Old Lady
Naomi Kale
as Buxom Student
Kente Scott
as Fraternity Student
Justin Urich
as Lecture Student
Sonya Eddy
as Heavyset Woman
James D. Brubaker
as Krusty Reporter
Richie Palmer
as Cab Driver
Charles Napier
as Four Star General
Steve Kehela
as Scientist
Renee Tenison
as Dog Owner
Richard Saxton
as American Newscaster
Peter Segal
as Scared Popcorn Man
William Kerr
as Scared Popcorn Man
Michael Ewing
as Hot Dog Vendor
Nicole Segal
as Scared Little Girl
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Critic Reviews for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

All Critics (88) | Top Critics (24)

Murphy is still undeniably amazing. The bizarre thing about The Klumps is how little it seems to matter: you can rise only so far over material this base.

March 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Murphy delivers] an amazingly virtuosic, lived-in piece of acting that deserves to be more than the centerpiece in what is essentially a racially oriented gross-out teen pic.

August 7, 2004 | Full Review…

Nutty Professor II is neither funny nor endearing enough to conceal the fact that, like its star, it fills the screen with a lot of padding.

January 1, 2000

It throws together a jumble of plot points, and hopes and prays that they somehow stick together.

January 1, 2000

Never manages to feel like a sustained story.

January 1, 2000

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is a waste of a brilliant actor

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Sure it had some good laughs, but it was just more of the same ol same.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer


I found that this sequel to the Nutty Professor was lacking considering that the first film was a lot of fun, funny and entertaining. The film is decent, but is also fairly lazy compared to the first one. They tried too hard at outdoing the first film, and they ended up with another sub-par sequel. This is very often the case with most sequels. Filmmakers try to outdo the first, but they fail to capture key elements that made the first film so special. The Nutty Professor II is a decent enough comedy, but it really doesn't do anything new or exciting with the material. Eddie Murphy is good here, however I feel that he's past his prime, and he should've retired after this film was made. The guy isn't what he used to be. The film funny, but the humor is tiresome at times, and you see that the screenwriters tried too hard at outdoing the first film. This sequel still manages to make you laugh, but with less effective results. I enjoyed the first film a lot more and despite the fact that this is somewhat decent, Nutty Professor II could have been much better. The film has laughs here and there, and for the moist part is decent enough to be entertaining, but as yet another sequel to a smash comedy, this film fails to be as funny as the first film. Nutty Professor II is worth watching, but it's nowhere near the first film, which was very funny, original and brought on big laughs.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Its worth a viewing because its fun to see Murphy playing the Klump family again making more jokes, ultimately the script isnt as good as the original and Murphy does sell out on this one but godamn it. It still made me laugh. Worth a viewing though for sure

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Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

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