Look Who's Talking Too

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Look Who's Talking Too
Lookwhotalkin2.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAmy Heckerling
Produced byJonathan D. Krane
Written byAmy Heckerling
Neal Israel
StarringJohn Travolta
Kirstie Alley
Music byDavid Kitay
CinematographyThomas Del Ruth
Editing byDebra Chiate
StudioBig Mouth Production
Distributed byTri-Star Pictures
Release datesDecember 14, 1990 (1990-12-14)
Running time81 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$47,789,074
 
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Look Who's Talking Too
Lookwhotalkin2.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAmy Heckerling
Produced byJonathan D. Krane
Written byAmy Heckerling
Neal Israel
StarringJohn Travolta
Kirstie Alley
Music byDavid Kitay
CinematographyThomas Del Ruth
Editing byDebra Chiate
StudioBig Mouth Production
Distributed byTri-Star Pictures
Release datesDecember 14, 1990 (1990-12-14)
Running time81 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
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 John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as 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]

In between the events of Mollie and James saving baby Mikey from almost being hit by a car, and him going into the hospital with James to see his new baby sister. It opens with Mollie and James preparing to have sex, with him ensuring her. 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 learns 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.

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 ornery customers at this job too, but deals with it for the sake of Mollie and the kids.

When she and Mikey meet, he says hello, even though he was excited about becoming a big brother, he gets jealous of her immediately. 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). She and James fight about her slobbish brother Stuart staying there (and the fact he keeps a loaded gun in the apartment) which leads to her kicking James 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 (which she calls "her friend, Herbert"). 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.

One day, Julie sees Herbert's head and decides to learn to walk and leave. She manages to walk without support. Mollie sees this, gets excited, and calls James and Stuart. Mikey realizes one night that he hasn't been very nice to her and decides to try to do so.

Mollie realizes that she needs James to help her. She dresses up in an attempt to get back together with him (although it never occurs to her to ask him back or kick her gun-toting brother out). A few days later, Mikey uses the toilet and calls his parents, who are immensely proud of him. Mollie exclaims that she hasn't felt that happy about him since he was born.

One night, Mollie watches the news and learns that storms are all around the area. 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, and her parents talk, 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.

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.

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