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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Surly (voice)
Precious (voice)
Frankie (voice)
Mayor Muldoon (voice)
Heather (voice)
Gunther (voice)
Jimmy (voice) (as Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias)
Mole (voice)
Johnny (voice)
Mr. Feng (voice)
Andie (voice)
Lil' Chip / Additional Voices (voice)
Police Officer / Additional Voices (voice)
Construction Foreman / Additional Voices (voice)


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!

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Nut Job 2  »


Box Office


$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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tom Kenny's second animated sequel despite not saying a single line in the entire film. See more »


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 »


Everybody Gets Nuts
Written by Alex Geringas, Nikki Leonti and Will Fuller
Performed by Luke Edgemon feat. Wil Fuller (as Tha Vill)
Produced by Alex Geringas and John Houlihan
Mixed by Tony Maserati
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'The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature': The Very Definition of Laziness
22 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

'The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature'

'The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature' is a 2017 computer animated film produced by Open Road Films, creators of 'Justin Bieber's Believe.'

'The Nut Job 2' is a bad film, but not the kind of bad that you can enjoy. Rather, it's a film that robs any enthusiasm, hope, or light inside of you and destroys it. It's not clever, or fun, or in anyway bears a semblance of enjoyment. It is cold upon delivery, and until its conclusion you, the ignorant viewer, are forced to witness its ramblings.

The plot itself is not grounded, or devoted to making a point, or even interested in carrying some sort of purpose. It just ...is.

Surly Squirrel and his pack of forest critters are living off the fruition of an abandoned nut shop for several years now. However, in the process many have lost their primal instincts. This, in itself, is an interesting idea. For a children's film produced by a mediocre studio, it is, dare I say it, an innovative and important concept. However, because subtlety appears to be gone nowadays, we meet our villain, a fellow called Mayor Muldoon, your typical onenote kid's bad guy; a rich, fat, bald male with a bratty redhead daughter. Muldoon wants to tear down the park and in its place install a local amusement park. The animals now must protect their beloved park, while also transitioning back to their original instincts due to the recent destruction of their Nut Shop.

In one scene, Surly takes on an impending bulldozer by biting an unidentified wire, which inexplicably launches the dozer into the air and flips it around a bit.

I could explain, or rather, an 8 year old could explain, why the essential laws of gravity would disprove this scene. But do I really want to? It's the 'Nut Job' sequel. You know what you're getting into.

Here are some actual lines of dialogue actually uttered in 'The Nut Job 2.'

"They threw our potty in the river."

"More like Dustalicios!"

"We're all gonna die!" (Mouse says it about 12 times whenever something negative happens)

"I'm Frankie, you're Precious! That makes us Frecious!"

"So many mailboxes!" (Surly crashes into mailbox a grand total of 5 times)

The only line I laughed at in this entire film was when someone said, "It's funny how quickly rock bottom sneaks up on you." Not because of the character's situation, just because I really identified with that.


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