Problem Child 2
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the adoption agency, along comes this sequel to the 1990 comedy hit Problem Child. Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his sociopathically unruly son Junior (Michael Oliver) move out of town after Ben and his wife split up. Ben discovers that his new city is overrun with divorced women looking for husbands, and Lawanda Dumore (Laraine Newman) soon sets her predatory sights on Ben. However, Lawanda doesn't care for Junior (not difficult to understand) and intends to ship him off to boarding school as soon as she and Ben tie the knot. Junior gets wind… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The kid in Problem Child 2 is so obnoxious that when his divorcing parents engage in a bitter custody dispute, the loser gets to keep him."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"How exciting can flatulence jokes still be, once you've seen them on cable?"
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"A cinematic disaster zone."
‑ Sue Heal, Radio Times
"Pointless, purile sequel to a not-outstanding film. Avoid."
‑ Mark Salisbury, Empire Magazine
"Even better than the first....A silly no-holds barred giggle"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"[Problem Child 2 may] be the most sheerly repulsive kiddie movie ever filmed."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"I'm probably getting awfully moralistic, but couldn't the geniuses who devise entertainment for tots have come up with something a bit more, uh, responsible?"
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The problem is not so much the child. The problem is the movie, one which is, in its own way, amazing. Why was it made? Who made it? Do they have children? Would they want them to see this thing?"
‑ Lou Cedrone, Baltimore Sun
"Even more dreadful than its genuinely trashy predecessor, Problem Child 2 is a morally bankrupt film totally lacking any artistic merit."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Better than the original. Hilarious hijynks including the best vomit scene ever!"
‑ Fred Topel,
"Louder and dumber, more preposterous, unfunny and pointless."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"At times this poor version of a sitcom seems written by five-year-olds for five-year-olds, so much so that one suspects its script was fingerpainted."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"If you take the family to see this deplorable excuse for a good time at the movies, then parents deserve what the kids will learn."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"I swear this film plays like a sick joke from the screenwriters, who seem to be throwing anything at director Brian Levant, expecting to be reprimanded or refused."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The worst sin, however, is selling this piece of slime to children. Executives at Universal Pictures apparently have no shame."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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