Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang

DVD Release: August 11, 2009
Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang


Based on noted Montreal author Mordecai Richler’s classic children’s adventure of the same name, this film is about a boy named Jacob (Max Morrow) who has to say everything twice to be heard, simply because he is the youngest of five children. Desperately needing to be taken seriously, he offers to go to the grocery store for his Dad, embarking on his first solo journey. The quest goes horribly wrong when he loses his nerve and runs off, only to bump into a ten-pound hanging salami. He wakes up to find himself in court charged with insulting a grown-up. The Singing Judge sentences Jacob to the children’s prison on Slimer’s Island. The fog-bound and crocodile-infested prison is presided over by the fearsome Hooded Fang (Gary Busey). Help is supposed to be on its way in the form of the heroic Child Power Masters. When that is delayed, Jacob Two Two hatches a cunning plan to take on the Hooded Fang himself. Fraught with childhood fantasies and fears, the film encourages children to feel strong in the threatening world of adults.

Dove Review

This movie features young Jacob Two Two, so called because his age is two plus two plus two! Also, he has two eyes, two ears, two hands, etc. Jacob also has to say things twice in order to be heard, as he does at the dinner table when everyone else is talking and not listening to him. His father sends him to the store to pick up two tomatoes, but Jacob is accidentally knocked out when he runs to the basement, mistakenly believing two police officers are after him.

Jacob dreams that a wrestler named Fang is talking to him and threatening him. He dreams too that a judge is after him, ready to condemn him. The judge sings a song calling him everything from creepy to a bad little boy. The good news, without giving the exact ending away, is that Fang becomes a friend to Jacob and becomes a good clown instead of a mean wrestler. This movie will be too intense for the very young, but we are awarding this imaginative movie our Dove Family-Approved Seal for ages twelve plus. You’ve never seen anything like “Jacob Two Two Meets The Hooded Fang.”

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: G/OMG-2; Wormbreath-1; Brat-2; Dweeb-1; character says his father came from H; Mr. Loser-2; man called Losar is called "Loser" in a dream; Snot/Snotbrain-2; Squirt-1; Punk-1; H-1; Crummy kid-1; Skunkface-1; in a dream in a song a boy is called several names including slimy, greedy, snot-nosed, creepy, little freak, etc.
Violence: Fang tells boy he is going to crack his mother's back; kid is told he will be fed to crocodile and turned into poop; man is thrown out of ring; kids in line told if they don't stop talking their bones would be turned into toothpaste; man on TV says he beats his opponents until they die.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Scary images in a wrestling match; monster slimes a kid; slime monsters melted in sun; fish guy explodes; chicken lady called Miss Fowl explodes; father allows young son to go a few blocks on his own to the store to buy two tomatoes; boys take Jacob's cape but his brother makes them give it back; in a dream a young black girl is crying and taken away by cops.


Company: Cinedigm
Writer: Tim Burns
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter