The rigors of potty training may serve as a source of amusement for (maybe) five minutes, but toilet turmoil alone cannot carry an 81-minute movie through to the end. Yet there are moments when it seems that is exactly what co-writer and director Amy Heckerling is attempting to do with
this lackluster sequel to the surprise 1989 hit LOOK WHO'S TALKING. Potty training doesn't really take up all the movie--maybe just half of it--but the filmmakers' desperate preoccupation with the bathroom humor has to be seen as an attempt to cover up for a dearth of ideas.
As the film opens, James (John Travolta) is trying to provide for his wife Mollie (Kirstie Alley), an overworked accountant, and their child Mikey (again voiced by Bruce Willis). James and Mollie seem to bicker over just about everything until Mollie learns she's pregnant again. She gives birth
to a daughter, Julie (voiced by Roseanne Barr), leaving Mikey to contend with this invader in his home, while also taking on the challenge of dealing with Mr. Toilet (voiced by Mel Brooks). Mikey discusses his problems with his baby pal Eddie (voiced by Damon Wayans), watches dad do an Elvis
Presley impersonation, listens to his Mom whine and his grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) bitch, while his relationship with Julie develops.
Generally well-produced, with decent photography, editing and scoring. But the decidedly weak material gives the actors little to work with. Willis, Barr, and Wayans manage to generate a few laughs with their baby talk, but overall this is a mostly unfunny effort that, even for a sequel, is
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- Released: 1990
- Rating: PG-13
- Review: The rigors of potty training may serve as a source of amusement for (maybe) five minutes, but toilet turmoil alone cannot carry an 81-minute movie through to the end. Yet there are moments when it seems that is exactly what co-writer and director Amy Hecke… (more)