CITY SLICKERS II: THE LEGEND OF CURLY'S GOLD

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Release Date: June 10, 1994

Starring: Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz, Jack Palance, Patricia Wettig, Noble Willingham

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers & adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 115 Minutes

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

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Writer: Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel

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(NA, LLL, V, S, NN, M, B) Pagan, materialistic worldview; 37 obscenities & 7 profanities; cartoonish action violence; implied sexual immorality, frequent sexual innuendo & intimate marital sex scene; partial nudity in marital sex scene; husband lies to wife; and, negative relationship between brothers that is redeemed & message that honesty and integrity are the most important things in life.

Summary:

CITY SLICKERS II: THE LEGEND OF CURLY'S GOLD neglects the elements of a good story and falls into the formula trap as Billy Crystal returns to Utah to join his friends in a search for buried treasure. Structural problems aside, the film is plagued by sexual innuendo, cheap macho jokes, crude language, and embarrassing sexual scenes, resulting in a pastiche of irreverent humor that will likely make the moral viewer squirm.

Review:

CITY SLICKERS II: THE LEGEND OF CURLY'S GOLD neglects the elements of a good story and falls into the formula trap as Billy Crystal returns to Utah to join his friends in a search for buried treasure. The movie opens with Mitch (Crystal) celebrating his 40th birthday and happy about it. A new man as a result of the cattle-drive in the first film, he now has a lovely home, a blissful marriage, a successful career, and is the proud owner of a one-year-old pet bull, Norman. A treasure map found in trail boss Curly's old hat lures Mitch, his friend Phil and his estranged brother Glen on a hunt for Curley's gold where they run into trouble but finally discover that honesty and courage are more important than wealth.

Riddled with structural flaws, the film supplies little revelation and soon becomes merely an exercise in going from one sight-gag or one-liner to another. Even the perfunctory bouts with death on the trail prove disappointing and anti-climatic, bringing the dramatic action to a grinding halt and necessitating several artificial jump-starts to get things back on track. Structural problems aside, CITY SLICKERS II is plagued by sexual innuendo, cheap macho jokes, crude language, and embarrassing sexual scenes, resulting in a pastiche of irreverent humor that will likely make the moral viewer squirm.

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CITY SLICKERS II: THE LEGEND OF CURLY'S GOLD neglects the elements of a good story and falls into the formula trap as Billy Crystal returns to Utah to join his friends in a search for buried treasure. The movie opens with Mitch (Crystal) celebrating his 40th birthday and happy about it. A new man as a result of the cattle-drive in the first film, he now has a lovely home, a blissful marriage, a successful career, and is the proud owner of a one-year-old pet bull, Norman. A treasure map found in trail boss Curly's old hat lures Mitch, his friend Phil and his estranged brother Glen on a hunt for Curley's gold where they run into trouble but finally discover that honesty and courage are more important than wealth.

Riddled with structural flaws, the film supplies little revelation and soon becomes merely an exercise in going from one sight-gag or one-liner to another. Even the perfunctory bouts with death on the trail prove disappointing and anti-climatic, bringing the dramatic action to a grinding halt and necessitating several artificial jump-starts to get things back on track. Structural problems aside, CITY SLICKERS II is plagued by sexual innuendo, cheap macho jokes, crude language, and embarrassing sexual scenes, resulting in a pastiche of irreverent humor that will likely make the moral viewer squirm.

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