Kirstie Alley in Look Who's Talking Now (1993)

Look Who's Barking

Life is still chaotic in the Ubriacco household even though Mollie (Kirstie Alley) and James' (John Travolta) children are growing up especially when the tables are turned with James getting a big job as a private pilot to business woman Samantha (Lysette Anthony) whilst Mollie ends up out of a job and having to take a job as a helper at a Santa's grotto. But the Ubriacco ends up with a couple of new arrivals as the children want a pet dog and some how end up with two; a street wise cross breed and a spoiled pedigree poodle. But between James' new boss making a play for him and the new additions as well as Mollie's struggle to find a new job it leads to plenty more tension between James and Mollie.

Having re-watched both "Look Who's Talking" and "Look Who's Talking Too" I was kind of shocked at how unfunny they were, well certainly not as amusing as I remembered them. Fortunately I never watched "Look Who's Talking Now" when it came out and so have none of those rose tinted memories to find myself disappointed by when I watched it recently. And yes that does mean that "Look Who's Talking Now" did disappoint as I reckon I can count the funny moments on one hand.

Lysette Anthony and John Travolta in Look Who's Talking Now (1993)

Now instead of getting the inner thoughts of the Ubriacco children we now have the inner thoughts of their pet dogs which whilst featuring the voices of Danny DeVito and Diane Keaton is as funny as the stuff we had in the second movie and that wasn't that funny. Besides that a lot of the movie ends up about the arguing and we have Mollie and James not getting on, their children winding each other up and on top of that the dogs not getting on it ends up bordering on the head ache inducing especially when it tries hard to recapture the comedy magic of the first movie with an obligatory musical scene.

What this all boils down to is that "Look Who's Talking Now" is pretty much on par with "Look Who's Talking Too" which sadly was not that good with so much of it feeling like it was desperate to recapture the fun of the first movie.