Source: Catholic News Service
Flat follow-up to the 1994 comedy "Get Shorty" in which mobster-turned-movie producer Chili Palmer (John Travolta) -- having grown disenchanted with the film industry -- sets his streetwise sights on the music business, and agrees to manage a promising young singer (Christina Milian) who is tied in with shady record producers (Harvey Keitel and Vince Vaughn). Based on the Elmore Leonard novel and directed by F. Gary Gray, the stale sequel lacks the sharpness and satirical edge of the far superior "Shorty," resulting in a film that, despite a charismatic, if retread, performance by Travolta, is contrary to its title only lukewarm. The movie contains recurring violence, an implied sexual encounter, images of smoking, drug content, some vulgar gestures, and much rough and crude language and humor. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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