Look Who's Talking Too

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Look Who's Talking Too
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Produced by Jonathan D. Krane
Written by Amy Heckerling
Neal Israel
Starring John Travolta
Kirstie Alley
Music by David Kitay
Cinematography Thomas Del Ruth
Edited by Debra Chiate
Production
company
Big Mouth Production
Distributed by Tri-Star Pictures
Release dates
December 14, 1990 (1990-12-14)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $47,789,074

Look Who's Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to director Amy Heckerling's 1989 comedy Look Who's Talking. The film stars the original cast members John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as James and Mollie, the parents of Mikey (voiced by Bruce Willis), a toddler coping with the newest addition to the family, baby Julie (voiced by Roseanne Barr). In addition to this, he is having trouble using a potty, and the unorthodox advice he gets from his playmate, Eddie (voiced by Damon Wayans), doesn't make his problem any better.[1]

Plot[edit]

The movie opens with the now-married Mollie and James preparing to have sex, with him. Mikey gets scared of a monster and calls for his parents, to which James comes in and goofs around with some of Mikey's toys, causing Mikey to forget about the monster and fall asleep. James returns to the master bedroom only to see Mollie asleep as well, but he gets her back in the mood and they continue. The film cuts to his sperm cells traveling toward her egg; however, it teases them since the diaphragm is blocking them from getting it. One manages to get around it, and a baby girl is conceived. They tell Mikey that he's got to be potty-trained. Mollie discovers she's pregnant. Mikey is excited to learn that with his new baby sister on the way, he has to be a responsible big brother. When she is about to be born, her umbilical cord gets caught around her neck, putting her in distress. She is born through a C-section and is taken to the nursery. She is named Julie. When she and Mikey meet the two do not get along and Mikey instantly loses his happiness at being a big brother, getting jealous of her immediately.

James works diligently at his job as a taxi driver, but he is struggling to support a family. It is not helped one day when he takes Mikey to work in his cab, who fools around with the fare box and costs James a customer. When Mollie's parents see James has aviation skills, they take advantage of their connections to get him a job as a corporate jet pilot. James struggles with disrespectful customers at this job too, but deals with it for the sake of Mollie and the kids. However he starts to get more temperamental and starts to frequently argue with Mollie (ho is more temperamental lately as well due to pregnancy hormones) as a result. This are made worse when Mollie's slacker and right-wing brother Stuart lands himself on the family and while he and Mollie are closes James takes a dislike to him due to his slobbish and inconsiderate ways.

One day, Mikey and his playmate, Eddie, try to walk off with her stroller and decide to ditch her at the zoo. Mollie stops the boys and when she does, she catches them with a crack pipe (which greatly disgusts and frightens her). James' dislike of Stuart grows upon learning that he carries a gun (albeit, unloaded) with him and soon demands that Mollie kick him out. Mollie refuses and the two get into a huge argument which concludes with James storming out. Stuart soon develops a romance with her best friend Rona and they even start dating. Mikey is upset about James being gone and out of anger, he tears up one of Julie's favorite stuffed penguins. James occasionally hangs out with his kids (including scamming their way into a movie theater) and has fun with them. Meanwhile, Mikey is having trouble using a potty so he gets some advice from Eddie, who's already potty trained. However, he warns him about Mr. Toilet Man, who's actually just a figment of their imaginations.

Upset about the destruction of her penguin, Julie decides to learn to walk and leave. She manages to walk without support. Mollie sees this, but is upset that James isn't there to share the moment. Mikey meanwhile decides to turn over a new leaf and make an effort to be nicer to Julie. Mollie decides to try and win James back, but her efforts to dress up go unnoticed. Mikey finally manages to use use the toilet and calls his parents, who are immensely proud of him and are briefly united in their happiness but at that point James needs to leave for work.

One night, Mollie watches the news and learns that storms are all around the area. Getting a bad feeling, she goes to get to James before he takes off, leaving Stuart with Mikey and Julie. At some point in time, a burglar breaks in and runs when Stuart comes in with his unloaded gun. He is completely oblivious to the fact that he left an oven mitt on the hot stove, causing it to catch on fire. It falls off the stove onto some newspapers, causing a bigger fire. Mikey and Julie panic. He pushes her out of the apartment and saves them both. Mollie and James catch up with Stuart and ask where Mikey and Julie are. The couple see the smoke in the apartment and run in to retrieve them, just to find the two kids arriving in the elevator. James runs in, gets the fire extinguisher, and puts out the fire. The police arrive soon afterwards and arrest the thief. Rona arrives and once she hears about how Stuart helped save the day, she falls deeper in love with him. She asks him to marry her and he agrees.

The next day, James, Mollie, Stuart, Rona and Mollie's parents have a barbecue, while Mikey explains to Julie why he saved her from the fire and they start to get along.

Cast[edit]

Voices

Production[edit]

The famous TriStar Pictures theme music, composed by Dave Grusin, was played during the scene when baby Julie practices walking. A variation exists at the beginning of the logo when Bruce Willis (voice of Mikey) was doing a Mister Ed imitation.

Casting

The bum teaser at the end of the original Look Who's Talking portrayed Joan Rivers, under the pseudonym "Baby Guess", providing the voice of baby Julie. Due to scheduling conflicts, she declined the role.

Also appearing are Olympia Dukakis, Elias Koteas, and Gilbert Gottfried. Further vocal talents include Damon Wayans in a supporting role as Mikey's friend Eddie. Mel Brooks makes a cameo appearance as the voice of Mr. Toilet Man. This film was followed by another sequel, Look Who's Talking Now, in 1993. Baby actors in the film included Lorne Sussman and Megan Milner.

Alternative versions[edit]

On Fox Family, instead of James saying "Don't make me look like an asshole," he said, "Don't make me look like a jackass."

When the film airs on ABC Family, many of the film's deleted scenes (such as Mollie threatening Mikey with a spanking if he takes his sister away again) are shown. One notable addition is a running gag where Mollie chats with her friends and folks and it ignites a daydream of James cheating on her. There is even one sequence where she imagines him as John Lennon and parodying his activism.

In one version. James and Stuart have a conversation after he arrives to James and Mollie's apartment.

Reception[edit]

Unlike its predecessor from the previous year, it received mostly negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 17% based on reviews from 12 critics.[2]

It grossed $47,789,074 at the box office,[3] making it a moderate success at the box office.

It was also nominated for two Razzie Awards including Worst Supporting Actor for Gilbert Gottfried and Worst Supporting Actress for Roseanne Barr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilmington, Michael (1990-12-14). "'Look Who's Talking Too' Needs a Diaper Change". LA Times. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  2. ^ Look Who's Talking Too at Rotten Tomatoes
  3. ^ Look Who's Talking Too at Box Office Mojo

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