THE PINK PANTHER 2

For Slapstick Lovers

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Release Date: February 06, 2009

Starring: Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily
Mortimer, Andy Garcia, Yuki
Matsuzaki, Alfred Molina, and
John Cleese

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Older children and adults

Rating: PG

Runtime: 92 minutes

Distributor: MGM/Columbia Pictures/Sony
Pictures Releasing

Director: Harald Zwart

Executive Producer: Shawn Levy and Ira Shuman

Producer: Robert Simonds

Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H.
Weber and Steve Martin based
on characters created by
Maurice Richlin and Blake
Edwards

Address Comments To:

Michael Lynton, Chairman/CEO
Amy Pascal, Chairman - Motion Picture Group
Sony Pictures Entertainment
(Columbia Pictures/TriStar/Screen Gems/Provident/Triumph Films)
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232-3195
Phone: (310) 244-4000
Fax: (310) 244-2626
Web Page: www.spe.sony.com/

Content:

(BB, C, L, V, A, MM) Strong moral worldview as marriage is emphasized and justice is served, plus Christian references when comic hero goes to Vatican to help the Pope whose ring has been stolen; no obscenities and five light profanities; slapstick violence as man falls off ledges, through chimneys, off roofs, drives dangerously, and sets two fires accidentally; minor sexual innuendo; upper male nudity; drinking of wine; no smoking or illegal drugs; and, theft and deception.

Summary:

PINK PANTHER 2 brings back bumbling Inspector Clouseau, played by Steve Martin, who leads a team of top detectives trying to stop a thief who’s stealing priceless items. Though it contains a few light profanities and slapstick violence, this excellent movie delivers many laughs with mostly clean content and a positive message supporting marriage.

Review:

PINK PANTHER 2 brings bumbling Inspector Clouseau back to try to solve a mystery while creating havoc in his wake. Steve Martin reprises the role made famous by the late Peter Sellers and shines even stronger in the role in this outing. When a villain named The Tornado begins to steal priceless items, including the famous French jewel called The Pink Panther because of its pink hue, a “dream team” of detectives from different countries is assembled, led by Clouseau.

Amid much publicity, the detective dream team follows leads, trying to discover the identity and whereabouts of The Tornado. Clouseau falls in love with his assistant Nicole, but he is too shy and awkward to tell her what he feels.

After much chaos, missed chances and slapstick situations, Clouseau solves the case when his fellow detectives fail.

PINK PANTHER 2 is made for comedy and slapstick fans. The plot is a bit thin but serves as an opportunity for Clouseau to bumble from one situation to another. Martin is very strong as Clouseau and seems to be comfortable in the role this time around. From maligning the English language with his French accent to his inadvertent disasters, the movie is mostly about watching Clouseau go from one comedic beat to another.

The production values are excellent and the ensemble cast, highlighted by Andy Garcia, brings levity to the situations.

PINK PANTHER 2 has a few profanities and slapstick violence, but otherwise is surprisingly clean. The romance between Clouseau and Nicole ends in marriage and not as a one-night stand. Meanwhile, Clouseau’s sidekick, Ponton, learns that marriage is more important than his job.

For movie lovers who like slapstick PINK PANTHER 2 is a lovable movie filled with many laughs.

In Brief:

PINK PANTHER 2 brings back bumbling Inspector Clouseau to try to solve a mystery while creating havoc in his wake. When a villain named The Tornado begins to steal priceless items, including the famous French jewel called The Pink Panther (because of its pink hue), a “dream team” of detectives from different countries is assembled, led by Clouseau. Amid much publicity, the detectives follow leads, trying to discover the identity and whereabouts of The Tornado. After much chaos, missed chances and slapstick situations, Clouseau solves the case when his fellow detectives fail.

PINK PANTHER 2 is made for comedy and slapstick fans. The plot is thin but serves as an opportunity to see Clouseau bumble from one situation to another. The production values are strong. The ensemble cast, highlighted by Steve Martin and Andy Garcia, brings great levity to the crime scenes. PINK PANTHER 2 has a few light profanities and slapstick violence, but otherwise is surprisingly clean. The romance between Clouseau and Nicole ends in marriage and not a one-night stand. For movie lovers who like slapstick comedy, PINK PANTHER 2 is a lovable movie filled with many laughs.