A Very Brady Sequel
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|A Very Brady Sequel|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Arlene Sanford|
Lloyd J. Schwartz
Alan Ladd, Jr.
The Brady Bunch|
by Sherwood Schwartz
|Music by||Guy Moon|
|Edited by||Anita Brandt-Burgoyne|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box office||$21.4 million|
A Very Brady Sequel is a 1996 American comedy film and sequel to The Brady Bunch Movie (1995). The film was directed by Arlene Sanford (in her feature film directorial debut), with a screenplay by Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan, James Berg and Stan Zimmerman, and stars Shelley Long, Gary Cole and Tim Matheson. It also features cameos from RuPaul, Zsa Zsa Gabor (in her last screen role), Rosie O' Donnell, Barbara Eden, David Spade, and Richard Belzer. Following its predecessor, the film places the 1970s Brady Bunch family in a contemporary 1990s setting, where much of the humor is derived from the resulting culture clash and the utter lack of awareness they show toward their relatively unusual lifestyle.
A Very Brady Sequel was released on August 23, 1996. The film received mixed reviews and was a box office success, although not as successful as The Brady Bunch Movie. A second sequel, the made-for-television feature The Brady Bunch in the White House, aired in November 2002.
One evening, a man claiming to be Carol's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence. The Bradys believe his story about suffering from amnesia and having plastic surgery after being injured. Mike has been planning a second wedding/renewal of vows for himself and Carol, for an anniversary present without her knowing, although Roy's arrival throws a monkey wrench into things. Throughout Roy's stay, he is openly hostile to them, his sarcasm and insults completely going over their heads. Peter, who is trying to decide what career path to choose, starts idolizing and emulating Roy, which frequently gets him in trouble at the architect firm where Mike works.
Greg and Marcia both want to move out of their shared rooms and when neither wants to back down, they have to share the attic together. When Roy's arrival suggests that Carol and Mike might not be married, Greg and Marcia believe that they are technically not related. This leads them to realize they are in love with each other, but try to hide it from one another throughout the movie. Eventually both cave in and they share a kiss at the end of the movie, but Marcia agrees to let Greg have the attic to himself, until he goes to college.
Bobby and Cindy start a "Detective Agency" hunting down her missing doll and stumble upon Roy's true intentions. He is actually a con man named Trevor Thomas and is there to steal a familiar horse statue that is actually a $20 million dollar ancient artifact. When they reveal his plans, he kidnaps Carol and takes her and the artifact to Dr. Whitehead, a buyer in Hawaii. The remaining Brady family travels to Hawaii to save her and foil his plans. Trevor is revealed to have been responsible for the boating accident that led to the disappearance of Dr. Whitehead's son Gilligan and Carol's first husband, a professor. Trevor attempts to hold Dr. Whitehead and Carol at gunpoint, but Mike arrives just in time to intervene, and Trevor is arrested and taken to jail. Jan, who made up a pretend boyfriend named George Glass in order to make herself seem more popular, meets a real boy named George Glass during the family's trip to Hawaii, and they become a couple.
As Mike and Carol renew their vows in a ceremony held at their home, a genie named Jeannie appears, claiming to be Mike's wife.
- Gary Cole as Mike Brady
- Shelley Long as Carol Brady
- Henriette Mantel as Alice Nelson
- Christopher Daniel Barnes as Greg Brady
- Christine Taylor as Marcia Brady
- Paul Sutera as Peter Brady
- Jennifer Elise Cox as Jan Brady
- Jesse Lee as Bobby Brady
- Olivia Hack as Cindy Brady
- Tim Matheson as Roy Martin/Trevor Thomas
- John Hillerman as Dr. Whitehead
The film featured cameo appearances from RuPaul (reprising his role as Mrs. Cummings from the first film), Zsa Zsa Gabor (in her last screen role), Rosie O'Donnell, Barbara Eden (reprising her role as Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie), David Spade, and Richard Belzer.
The film received generally mixed reviews from film critics. It currently holds a 52% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- "IMDb, A Very Brady Sequel". Amazon.com. Retrieved 27 April 2012.