The Pink Panther 2

Theatrical Release: February 5, 2009
DVD Release: June 23, 2009
The Pink Panther 2


“The Pink Panther 2,” the sequel to the 2006 worldwide hit, stars Steve Martin as he reprises the role of intrepid-if-bumbling French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. When legendary treasures from around the world are stolen, including the priceless Pink Panther Diamond, Chief Inspector Dreyfus (John Cleese) is forced to assign Clouseau to a team of international detectives and experts charged with catching the thief and retrieving the stolen artifacts. Martin is joined by his co-stars Jean Reno (as Ponton, his partner) and Emily Mortimer (as Nicole, the object of his awkward affections). The investigative dream team is played by Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina, Yuki Matsuzaki (“Letters From Iwo Jima”) and Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Lily Tomlin also stars. The story is set in Paris and Rome.

Dove Review

Inspector Clouseau is back (Steve Martin) in his second turn in a “Pink Panther” movie. The film definitely has its moments of humor, most of them as a result of the bumbling inspector. When some new members (known as the Dream Team) join his force to find the criminal known as Tornado, they want to hear the latest on the case. “Let me bring you up to speed,” says Clouseau. “We know nothing!” Tornado has been stealing precious relics such as the Shroud of Turin and the Pink Panther diamond. Clouseau is determined to stop him.

He makes things difficult for himself (as always) when he picks up pieces of glass as a clue, and he puts his own fingerprints on the glass. Soon he reaches over to a piece which has someone else’s fingerprint on it (the criminal’s?) and he tosses it aside, breaking it. Yet Clouseau always seems to notice some important clues that the others have overlooked.

This movie has a couple of double entendres and sexual innuendos, but nothing which crosses our level of acceptability. It has refreshingly very little in the way of language. It is funny, with a lot of slapstick humor, and there was a lot of laughter at the screening which I caught. The Pink Panther is back in your neighborhood. For a humorous good time, check in with the inspector for an hour and a half to see how he is doing these days. We gladly award this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by a couple; a few double entendres that will go over most young people's heads; a man briefly places his hand on a woman's rear (a woman he knows) as she is walking up steps; a woman briefly places her hand on man's leg; a comment about a night spent together by a couple but no flashback is shown.
Language: G/OMG-5; A-1; some name calling such as moron, twerp.
Violence: Some fires which result in destruction of restaurants; a character falls several times but always survives; a man is seen dead on the floor (though not graphic); a vehicle drops box on road; guns pulled; some kids karate fight a man but no real harm is done; guns are fired and a man is hit but a medal he is wearing saves his life.
Drugs: Wine.
Nudity: Cleavage.
Other: A man calls a young Japanese man "his little yellow friend" but he is corrected for doing this; talk of cleavage and a woman bending over; a "dumb blonde" comment.


Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Writer: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Director: Harald Zwart
Producer: Robert Simonds
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 92 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter