Zoolander 2

Theatrical Release: February 12, 2016
Zoolander 2


Derek and Hansel are modeling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out of the business.

Dove Review

“Zoolander 2” is the follow up to 2001’s first “Zoolander” movie and, to quote our Dove Foundation reviewer, Dick Rolfe, it was a “tasteless loser.” If I may borrow that line from Mr. Rolfe, that pretty much sums up “Zoolander 2.” Other than maybe two or three laughs at the most — and that is because of how inane and insipid it is — the jokes just aren’t funny in this film. This movie is flat, silly, and, at times, even a bit offensive. For example, one line is about Al-Qaeda’s “explosive” new clothing line. Ha, ha, very funny.

Despite the bad jokes, it features big-name actors like Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Owen Wilson, and Kiefer Sutherland. I prefer watching Ben Stiller in “Night at the Museum” a whole lot more than in this. For one thing, that film is much more family friendly. In fact, all three of the “Night at the Museum” movies were awarded our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. This film features adults talking to a teen boy about sexual escapades, comments about orgies, innuendos, very strong language in spots, and Ben Stiller’s character, Derek Zoolander, fondling Penélope Cruz on screen. I could elaborate on the senseless plot, but it is pretty much pointless. One example I will give is that a group of people, male and female, are pregnant from an orgy. This movie doesn’t come close to earning our Dove Seal. What a waste of talent it is.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A group of people talk about having an orgy; a woman places a man's hands on her breasts on top of low-cut clothing; two men seem attracted to each other; a sexual comment about a hot dog or a bun; a character states he always feels better after having meaningless sex; a character talks about a sexual escapade while addressing a teen boy, but then stops; exaggerated erections in pants of two men; masturbation comment; a transvestite shows interest in a male.
Language: A lot of language throughout the film, including the "F" bomb; GD and "J"; a lot of other strong and harsh language; sexual slang; a kid is called fat.
Violence: A very violent scene of a famous actor, who is being riddled with bullets, includes realistic-looking bullet holes and blood; man has knife thrown in his face; a lot of slapstick fighting, punching and violence; a father knocks a book out of son's hands.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes; a few smoking scenes.
Nudity: Shirtless men; strong cleavage in a few scenes; bare midriffs; man in underwear; women's rear cheeks are visible from wearing skimpy clothing.
Other: A comment that Adam and Eve and Steve were created in the beginning; a hotel is said to be created out of human waste; tattoos on some characters; tension between characters; father and son have a falling out.


Company: Paramount
Director: Justin Theroux
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter