This sequel is family friendly and delves into the relationships of the Baker family. The film opens with one daughter ready to move to New York and another daughter about to move to Houston with her new husband. Tom Baker talks his wife into sharing a family vacation before school starts and before the two daughters move away. At the lake retreat vacation spot they come across Tom’s old rival, Jimmy Murtaugh, played as an egotistical chump by actor Eugene Levy. The men’s competitive natures lead to a showdown at an annual competition in which the winning family lands a trophy for such diverse activities as egg tossing and canoe racing.
The film has mild and some crude language and there is a scene in which one of the Baker’s daughters is caught shoplifting make-up, but the parents talk with her about it. There are a few scenes which show the women wearing little, but these scenes are few and the film concentrates more on the family and Tom and Jimmy’s rivalry. There are some very funny moments in this film. Also, with great actors such as Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt and Tom Welling, how could you go wrong?