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Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, August 11, 2022


Aug. 3, 2001 – You won't find Rex Harrison singing to a beguiling lady seal. Perhaps you wouldn't care to. Anyhow, here in "Dr. Dolittle 2," the remake of the 1997 Harrison musical version, you will find Eddie Murphy trying to teach a tame bear to be a gruffer bear, but he doesn't sing to it.
He talks. He talks to the bears, the racoons, the dogs and the beavers. And they listen to him.
He's got a way about him. And the kids will love him. And it is summer, and the movie is for the kids.
Murphy is trying to protect a patch of nature from developers, and this is where the bear comes in. He must teach Archie, a rather dim-witted circus bear, to go to the wild and procreate so the area can be declared a protected habitat. Both Archie and his hirsute girlfriend Ava are endangered species. This is news. Are retired circus bears automatically "endangered?" One would think they would be more endangered by their human circus people.
But, again, it is summer, and this is the Virgin Islands, and we have more animal movies than you can shake a ringed racoon at. Just check the listings.
This movie is rated PG-13, and it's about an hour and 21 minutes long.
It is playing at market Square East.

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