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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

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Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

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Surly (voice)
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Precious (voice)
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Frankie (voice)
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Mayor Muldoon (voice)
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Heather (voice)
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Gunther (voice)
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Jimmy (voice) (as Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias)
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Mole (voice)
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Johnny (voice)
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Mr. Feng (voice)
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Andie (voice)
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Lil' Chip / Additional Voices (voice)
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Police Officer / Additional Voices (voice)
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Construction Foreman / Additional Voices (voice)
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Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie, and Precious, discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home. The animals must stop the mayor, his daughter, and a mad animal control officer in order to take back the city park.

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Get ready. Get set. Get nuts!


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Rated PG for action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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11 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,342,311, 13 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,370,522, 28 September 2017
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This will be Will Arnett's second animated film in 2017. He is also in The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) six months prior. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Feng: [punches someone] DON'T... Call Me CUTE!
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Crazy Credits

In the post-credits scene, it is revealed that Raccoon is still alive (from the events of the first movie) and he is swimming back home with sharks pursuing him. See more »

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Referenced in The Andrew Klavan Show: Trump Goes Left (2017) See more »

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#Perfect Day
Written by Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson
Performed by Serena Ryder
Produced by Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson
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As good or better than the original
13 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Nut Job 2 is wonderful! With some movies, the sequel is never as good as the original, but with this movie, they are both awesome films. There is never a boring part or unnecessary scene. It keeps you wanting more and gets you really attached about the characters' lives. The background music really helps keep the story going and makes the chase scenes more suspenseful since there are no silent moments.

In the film, an accident happens and all the animals who are eating at the nut shop are forced to move back to the park. Unfortunately, Mayor Muldoon (Bobby Moynihan) has some nefarious plans to destroy the park. So, Surly (Will Arnett) and his friends have to find a way to work together to save the park.

One of the things I care for in both of The Nut Job films is the animation. I love how you can see every single hair on all the animals and how each one is different. Another thing that I love about this film is the music. That, you can thank Heitor Pereira for. The music goes with the lines and scenes so well, that it truly enhances the story. My favorite character is Buddy because, even though he never talks, he is always there for Surly and it's funny to see Buddy's expressions that make it seem as if he's talking. I also really like the backstory showing Surly and Buddy's friendship. Another thing I really like is Mr. Feng's (Jackie Chan) tail because it makes him more intimidating, which adds to his character. My favorite scene is when Andie (Katherine Heigl) starts singing about how the park is their home and they make a joke about how "no one can break into a spontaneous song." Go watch it and you'll see!

The two messages in this film are to work together, which this movie is all about, and that nothing comes easy. This message comes into place when the animals have to move back to the park and scrounge for food. I rate this film 5 out of 5 stars because of the extraordinary animation, plot and music. I recommend this film for ages 5 to 14 and parents and older siblings will enjoy it too.

Reviewed by Dariana A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.


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