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Does Cletus know I'm strapped...
on 5 December 2013
Sherman Klump is getting married, and the family could not be more delighted for him. But Buddy Love, his alter-ego, is back and trying to make it on his own.
Buddy keeps resurfacing in untimely outbursts, and threatening the professor's marriage plans to Denise.
Utilising Denise's cutting edge DNA research, Sherman decides to rid himself of his nemesis, and his outbursts once and for all by extracting Buddy's DNA from his system.
But Buddy bursts full bodied into Sherman's world and lays claim to the professor's invention, a revolutionary youth serum.
Desperate to keep it from Buddy, Sherman hides the serum in the Klump family home, thinking it will be safe. But to get it, Buddy has to deal with the entire Klump family first....
The first film was a return to form for Murphy, he put everything he had into that movie, and it was one of the most heartwarming movies of Murphys career.
This in the other hand, is the Buddy Love to that movie. It's loud, crass, really over the top with the innuendo, and worst of all devoid of any laughs.
I was looking forward to the family having dinner scene, but it was basically the same as the first, and everything that you liked about Sherman was taken away, thanks to his little outbursts every now and again.
The first film had a great script and story, but this relies heavily on gross out humour and disgusting set pieces.
This was the beginning of Murphys second decline, almost ten years after his first, and apart from Shrek, he still has to recover.
It's his worst movie by miles, and i've seen Best Defence.