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"BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2"
(2006) (Martin Lawrence, Emily Procter) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Moderate Minor Extreme *Minor Extreme
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Heavy None Moderate *Mild Mild
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Heavy None Mild Moderate Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: An FBI agent goes undercover as a grandmotherly nanny to try to nab some bad guys before they unleash their dangerous computer worm, all while helping the kids in his care with their various issues.
PLOT:
Considering that his wife Sherri (NIA LONG) is expecting their first child together, FBI agent Malcolm Turner (MARTIN LAWRENCE) has given up field work and now does public relations for the agency, such as dressing up like Goldie the Safety Eagle for school kids. But when he hears that his first partner has just been murdered with that possibly being linked to a group of hackers planning to unleash their computer worm on government computers, he wants back in, but his boss refuses his request.

Learning that the agency is going to plant a nanny in the home of the chief suspect -- Tom Fuller (MARK MOSES) of National Agenda Software -- Malcolm gets an idea. Resurrecting the full-figured grandmotherly disguise he donned years earlier to nab a criminal, he dresses up as Hattie May Pierce, a.k.a. "Big Momma" and crashes the nanny interviews, thus displacing undercover agent Constance Stone (SARAH JOY BROWN) who was set to get the job.

With Tom having little time for his kids -- teenager Molly (KAT DENNINGS), younger sister and cheerleader wannabe Carrie (CHLOň GRACE MORETZ) and toddler Andrew (PRESTON SHORES & TREVOR SHORES) who's yet to say his first word -- Big Momma takes her orders, of which there are many, from his wife, Leah (EMILY PROCTER).

After the FBI eventually figures out Big Momma's real identity, they team Malcolm with FBI agent Kevin (ZACHARY LEVI) and computer whiz kid Stewart (JOSH FLITTER) in hopes that he'll find out who Tom's working with and thwart their plan. While doing that, he also sets out -- as Big Momma -- to help the Fuller kids with their various issues.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the first film (from 2000) they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For some sexual humor and a humorous drug reference.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • MARTIN LAWRENCE plays an FBI agent who goes undercover as a nanny (dressed as a grandmotherly figure -- and lying to his wife about doing so) to nab the bad guys, all while helping the various Fuller kids with their issues. He uses some profanity and ogles various scantly clad women while on the job.
  • MARK MOSES plays the chief suspect of the pending computer attack, a family man who doesn't have time for his kids.
  • EMILY PROCTER plays his wife who hires Big Momma as the nanny but then thinks she's not doing a good job handling the multitude of jobs assigned to her.
  • NIA LONG plays Malcolm's very pregnant wife who mistakenly believes that he's cheating on her.
  • KAT DENNINGS plays a 15-year-old girl going through a rebellious, punker stage who doesn't get along with her mom but eventually bonds with Big Momma.
  • CHLOň GRACE MORETZ plays her younger sister who wants to become a good cheerleader so that her dad will break away from his busy schedule and come watch her.
  • JOSH FLITTER plays a computer whiz kid with a smart-aleck attitude toward others.
  • PRESTON SHORES & TREVOR SHORES play the young kid with a penchant for diving off thing to the hard floor or ground below, all while eating things he shouldn't, and who's yet to speak his first word.
  • ZACHARY LEVI plays the FBI agent assigned to assist Malcolm.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of various mild expletives, while various color phrases are also uttered. Non-explicit, but sexually related dialogue is present, as is the sight of various provocatively dressed and/or scantly clad women in several scenes (including some women who hold their hands and arms over their breasts when their bikini tops are inadvertently ripped off). Other sexual humor is present, as is the sight of some sexualized dancing in a club and various rather young female cheerleaders doing some sexualized dance moves.

    Violence consists of an off-camera murder, people shooting at others and some fighting, while various forms of slapstick style material are present. Some of that material, along with other behavior might be enticing for some kids to imitate, including a man feeding a dog tequila to boost its spirits. Other bad (and more serious) attitudes are also present, as is some crude humor and tense family material (regarding a girl being upset that her father is never around, etc.).

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, some slight strobe effects are seen in a club.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Dressed as Big Momma, Malcolm sets out to make other potential nannies look bad in front of Leah. Big Momma sees that one of them is a drug user and makes comments about "smoking the sheeba," a "roach clip" and then starts singing, "Pass the doobie on the left-hand side." Big Momma also points out some sort of physical marks on the woman's hands suggesting such drug use and makes other drug accusations (done for comedy).
  • Seeing Leah's work schedule for Big Momma, Malcolm wonders when he'll get to drink a "forty" and watch Dr. Phil.
  • Malcolm gives the family dog a lot of tequila in its water bowl (to help it cope with its depression of losing its mate). We later see the small dog jumping all over the place and Big Momma comments on it being higher than a Georgia pine. We later see the dog begging for the bottle of tequila.
  • Thinking an older woman (who's holding a drink) is deranged over her accusations toward Big Momma, Malcolm says that maybe that lady should go have some more drinks.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Crude humor includes the following:
  • About Malcolm, Sherrie's friend says that he probably drugged Sherri and implanted a tracking device "in your ass."
  • To get into Tom's office, Big Momma pretends that Andrew has to go to the bathroom, saying "We got a gusher" and that she'll try to contain the seepage. Upon leaving, Big Momma hands one of the men a used diaper, but we don't see anything in it.
  • Talking in FBI speak (and played for laughs on the part of the film), an agent says, "I just made b-m in the back of a cab" (spotted Big Momma) and that he's "going to get VD" (visual data).
  • Sherri tells a male FBI agent that (at eight and a half months pregnant) she's peed 52 times today and that he doesn't even want to know what's going on with her nipples.
  • Two people in a surveillance van react to the apparent smell of dog excrement in there as several dogs are with them.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • The film's various villains all have bad attitudes (for their plan along with murder, attempted murder and kidnapping).
  • Malcolm lies to his wife about where he's going and what he'll be doing (he continues to lie on the phone when later talking to her).
  • Some viewers might not like a joking reference made about the other family dog (never seen) that met its demise in a wood chipper.
  • Molly is a 15-year-old teen who's adopted something of a punk look and bad attitude.
  • When Big Momma asks why Tom doesn't take his kids to school, Carrie replies that he says he doesn't have time for such nonsense.
  • Rather than do his chores as asked, Malcolm sprays perfume on the family dog (rather than wash it), uses a leaf blower in the house (rather than vacuum) and throws away the laundry (rather than washing and drying it).
  • Other kids laugh at Carrie when she falls during cheerleading practice and one holds her fingers up to her own head in the shape of an L (for "loser").
  • Some viewers might not like a comment made by an adult woman about her and some young girl cheerleaders' dancing efforts: "We're flailing around like a bunch of stroke victims."
  • Malcolm gives the family dog a lot of tequila in its water bowl (to help it cope with its depression of losing its mate).
  • We see Big Momma in a one-piece bathing suit and then running in slow motion like Bo Derek in the movie "10" (played for laughs, mostly about her being fat, including a close-up shot of her butt crack in that suit).
  • A young computer genius has a smart-aleck style bad attitude toward others.
  • A woman refers to Big Momma has a "heifer" and then tries to hit her (for supposedly stealing her husband in the past).
  • Malcolm lies about Tom's involvement in the crime to Agent Stone, but does so for his family and not him (so that they don't have a father in prison).
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" might be unsettling to some younger viewers, but probably to no one else.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns: Carried and/or used to kill, fire at or threaten others. See "Violence" for details.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Some audience noise drowned out some of the dialogue, so the following should be considered a minimum. Phrases: "Hell no," "Who the hell is that?" "There's a new sheriff in town," "Dude," "That's not dancing, that's getting tasered by the police," "We suck," "We're flailing around like a bunch of stroke victims," "What the hell /you doing/are you talking about?" "You must be stuck on stupid," "Oh my damn," "Let me cop a squat" (sit down), "So, whatever," "The players change but the game remains the same," "Duh," "Nerd," "Morons," "Idiots," "You idiot," "I'm going down," "Bastard" and "The hell you are."
  • Some kids may want to imitate the way Martin Lawrence acts and talks.
  • On various occasions, Andrew dives off tall objects (his bunk bed, something in the kitchen, a playground set, etc.) and does a belly flop onto the floor or ground (played for laughs).
  • Molly is a 15-year-old teen who's adopted something of a punk look and bad attitude.
  • We see Andrew eating brillo pads.
  • Big Momma pours milk directly into the cereal box for Carrie (to save time).
  • Molly has some dyed streaks of color in her hair.
  • Rather than do his chores as asked, Malcolm sprays perfume on the family dog (rather than wash it), uses a leaf blower in the house (rather than vacuum) and throws away the laundry (rather than washing and drying it).
  • Other kids laugh at Carrie when she falls during cheerleading practice and one holds her fingers up to her own head in the shape of an L (for "loser").
  • A miscellaneous young woman wears a midriff-revealing top.
  • Malcolm gives the family dog a lot of tequila in its water bowl (to help it cope with its depression of losing its mate).
  • Some young girls do a lot of butt swaying under Big Momma's dance tutelage.
  • We see Andrew eating sand at the beach.
  • Carrie and other young girls do some sexy and provocative hip, crotch and butt (in standard cheerleader skirts) moves during a cheerleading competition.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A moderate amount of suspenseful and action-oriented music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • During a cheerleader routine, we hear lyrics from the song "I like big butts."
  • Other songs had lyrics that we couldn't hear or understand, thus offering the possibility of them potentially containing objectionable lyrics.
  • PROFANITY
  • Some audience noise drowned out some of the dialogue, so the following should be considered a minimum. At least 8 hells, 6 damns, 1 slang term for breasts ("fun bags"), 1 ass, 1 crap, 3 uses of "Oh my God," 2 of "Oh God" and 1 use each of "God," "Good Lord" and "Swear to God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Some audience noise drowned out some of the dialogue, so the following should be considered a minimum.
  • When Sherri reminds Malcolm of the promises he made her about their domestic life, he reminds her that she was naked when most of those promises were made.
  • Dressed as Big Momma, Malcolm sets out to make other potential nannies look bad in front of Leah. One shows a lot of cleavage in her low-cut dress and Big Momma says so what if men like to look at that woman naked. She expresses shock, but Big Momma says one can't get a tan like the one that woman has without sunbathing nude and comments on her "perky D's" (this causes that woman to leave in a huff).
  • Sherri finds an enormous pair of thong underwear in Malcolm's things (not knowing it's part of his Big Momma guise). She later shows her friend the pair who thinks the worst, but Sherri can't believe he'd be cheating on her. Later, and hearing a partial phone message from Malcolm where he calls out Carrie's name, Sherri suddenly gets suspicious of Malcolm cheating on her (especially when she learns that he took two weeks off to be with her, but isn't).
  • We see some miscellaneous cleavage.
  • Trying to act innocent (and not blow Malcolm's cover after the FBI picks him up), Big Momma tries to explain the "buck ball" pictures she has of Billy Dee (Williams -- and he's making up all of that).
  • During a cheerleader routine, we hear lyrics from the song "I like big butts."
  • Big Momma tells Molly (about the supposedly older guy she likes) that boys that age only want one thing and it's not conversation.
  • Sherri tells a male FBI agent that (at eight and a half months pregnant) she's peed 52 times today and that he doesn't even want to know what's going on with her nipples.
  • We see Malcolm in a lingerie shop spying on Tom and another man across the mall. We see various female mannequins dressed in skimpy lingerie and Sherri catches Malcolm there where she and some FBI agents learn what Malcolm is really doing. The male agent carries the torso part of the Big Momma costume and comments on the non-realistic, bean-bag type "breasts" that he flops around.
  • Some young girls do a lot of butt swaying under Big Momma's dance tutelage.
  • Leah takes Big Momma to a spa and comments that there are lingerie models there (we initially see them in passing in small/tight clothing that show cleavage and/or bare midriffs). We later see (and Malcolm as Big Momma stares at) the various models in the locker room in their small bras and panties. One such buxom woman (in just her bra and panties) asks Big Momma for help in removing her bra via the front clasp (since she's just had her nails done) and Malcolm reaches out to do that, but becomes flustered and rushes off. We then see Big Momma and Leah wearing just towels, as do other women (one of which adjusts hers facing Big Momma causing Malcolm to see her full nudity -- we only see his reaction). We also see the top of a woman's bare breasts as she sits in a mud bath chamber. When Big Momma's masseuse is replaced by a sterner and less attractive woman, Big Momma comments on the other one with "the perky..." (but doesn't complete the thought).
  • Various ladies at a spa ask Big Momma for advice about men, so Malcolm says that they should "give it up" (have sex) morning, noon and night and twice on Saturday. Big Momma then jokes about having done it before work, in a parking lot and that she "rocked his world at Popeye's."
  • We see Big Momma in a one-piece bathing suit and then running in slow motion like Bo Derek in the movie "10" (played for laughs, mostly about her being fat, including a close-up shot of her butt crack in that suit).
  • We briefly see a man sunbathing in a small bathing suit.
  • Chasing a suspect while riding a Segway, Big Momma reacts to the sight of women in skimpy bathing suits and then inadvertently scrapes along some women standing at an outdoor shower, removing their bikini tops in the process (we see them holding their hands and arms over their bare breasts).
  • We see some sexy dancing in a club, including a man grinding his clothed crotch against a woman's clothed butt. Another woman then comes up to Big Momma and starts grinding away on her leg.
  • Seeing that Big Momma earlier had a handgun and has just now commented on having a blade in her girdle, Molly asks why and Big Momma says she has to protect her virtue (and Molly wonders if it needs that much protecting).
  • Carrie and other young girls do some sexy and provocative hip, crotch and butt (in standard cheerleader skirts) moves during a cheerleading competition.
  • SMOKING
  • None.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Sherri finds an enormous pair of thong underwear in Malcolm's things (not knowing it's part of his Big Momma guise). She later shows her friend the pair who thinks the worst, but Sherri can't believe he'd be cheating on her. Later, and hearing a partial phone message from Malcolm where he calls out Carrie's name, Sherri suddenly gets suspicious of Malcolm cheating on her (especially when she learns that he took two weeks off to be with her, but isn't). She's later mad at him for lying to her.
  • When Big Momma asks why Tom doesn't take his kids to school, Carrie replies that he says he doesn't have time for such nonsense.
  • Carrie says she wants to be a good dancer so that her dad will come and watch her performances.
  • We see that Molly and her mom don't get along that well.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Parents who don't have time for their kids.
  • Nannies.
  • Computer hackers and worms.
  • Dressing up in drag.
  • Carrie says she wants to be a good dancer so that her dad will come and watch her performances.
  • FBI agents.
  • VIOLENCE
  • As Tom talks on the phone to his cohorts in crime, we hear a gunshot and then see a view of a body being pushed into a body of water (we later hear it was an FBI agent who was murdered).
  • While in an animal costume (an eagle), Malcolm hits his shin on something and then ends up catching his costume on fire, with someone else tackling him on stage and into a backdrop to put him out (all played for slapstick style laughs).
  • Trying to sit on a small kitchen stool while dressed as Big Momma, Malcolm ends up falling backwards and hitting the floor hard (played for laughs).
  • On various occasions, Andrew dives off tall objects (his bunk bed, something in the kitchen, a playground set, etc.) and does a belly flop onto the floor or ground where he lands quite hard (played for laughs).
  • While practicing a cheerleader move, Carrie accidentally kicks and knocks over her dresser.
  • Some FBI agents briefly hold guns on Big Momma.
  • Big Momma smacks a male cab driver on the back of the head when he keeps trying to catch a peak of her in the backseat.
  • To chase a suspect, Big Momma yanks a guy off his Segway so that she can take it. Big Momma then ends up crashing, landing and sliding across a table during the pursuit. Big Momma then holds "her" gun that man, but the suspect jumps from a pier and lands hard on a small boat where we then see him lying unconscious.
  • A woman spots Malcolm dressed as Big Momma and claims the latter stole her husband. She then takes a swing at Big Momma, but misses and hits Tom instead. Big Momma then punches that lady who then loses consciousness from that.
  • Some men hold guns on Big Momma and Molly in a club. We then see that they have them bound in a van where the two roll around inside that when the van makes turns, resulting in Big Momma occasionally smashing into or crushing Molly.
  • When Tom's associates inform him that they have Molly as their hostage, he tries to attack one man but is pulled away. One then holds his gun to Tom's chest. Just then, Big Momma comes flying up on a jet ski, and the man fires several shots at her. Big Momma then goes airborne and lands on the man (just her body, not the ski), while others are knocked aside. Big Momma repeatedly punches and then kicks one armed man looking for her and Tom. Moments later, and standing up on some crates, Big Momma uses a board to hit another armed man on the head, knocking him out (after he looked up her dress from down below and was shocked at the sight).
  • A bad guy shoots at Fuller, but Big Momma jumps in the way and takes the shot (but is okay). An FBI agent then shoots and apparently hits the gunman who falls to the ground but is alive (the bullet may have just hit the case he's carrying, but knocked him down).



  • Reviewed January 27, 2006 / Posted January 27, 2006

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