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Big Momma’s House 2 is the sequel to Martin Lawrence’s comedy hit of 2000, his shameless - and shamelessly unfunny – rip off of Mrs Doubtfire (1993), Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Eddie Murphy’s remake of The Nutty Professor (1996).Lawrence (Blue Streak, Bad Boys I & II) dusts off his giant latex fat suit to again transform from befuddled FBI agent Malcolm Turner into a 240-pound 'under cover mother’, Big Momma, an elderly African-American woman with a 'heart of gold’. With a baby on the way and a desk job at the Agency, Turner decides to go back on field duty when his former partner is murdered by a ruthless killer, even though expressly forbidden. This time he/she stakes out a corrupt computer programmer (and his family) who has come up with a system virus that could threaten American national security. The films rehashed this time around are Daddy Day Care (2003) - yet another Eddie Murphy movie - and Vin Diesel’s recent 'soft’ vehicle, The Pacifier (2005). Like Diesel’s agent character in The Pacifier, Malcolm’s moral lesson is to also learn what it really takes to look after a family and take responsibility for himself as a man. In other words, Malcolm has to grow up. Wow. Where have I heard that one before.Probably the only real surprise involved in watching Big Momma’s House 2 is the brief cameo made by Australian Cameron Daddo as a bad guy (and even more unusually in this Hollywood production, he’s allowed to keep his Australian accent!). While Big Momma’s House 2 isn’t quite as dire as the first film (boy did that plum the depths of mainstream comedy), it still could be comfortably retitled 'Big Bummer’s House Too’. ..(Sorry, but even that joke is better than this movie).

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