The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Synopsis: Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite-shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home, which is the city park, and it's up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and take back the park.
Director(s): Cal Brunker
Production: Open Road Films
  2 nominations.
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91 min

and it's only a matter of time

till it comes crashing down.


It's not like the Nut

Shop's gonna explode.

Oh, no! The peanut butter

machine was in there.

Oh, I can still

taste you on my lips.


Oh, dear.

Mole, you had one job.

What was that again?

Shut off the boiler,

so it doesn't explode.

It's not my fault.

I told Jimmy to do it.

I told Johnny to do it.

I told Jamie to do it.

And I told Mole to do it.

Oh, right. It is my fault.

What are we going to do, Surly?

Yeah. What are

we gonna do?

Where we gonna get food?

It's okay.

It's okay. We'll be fine.

We'll just go back

to scrounging and gathering

like nature intended.

This will be a good thing. What?

You think the Nut Shop

blowing up is a good thing?

Well, I got news for you.

Nobody's gonna gather.

Nobody's gonna scrounge.

Nobody's gonna break their back

collecting dirty,

old, stale acorns.

Sit down, put your feet up,

and Surly'll take care

of everything.

It's over, Surly.

Things can't go back

to the way they were.

I'll find a new place even

better than the Nut Shop.

Like a nut market.

Or a nut emporium.

In fact, why limit

ourselves to nuts?

This city's got everything.

Popcorn. Donuts.

Hot dog on a stick.

Hot dog on a stick? Yeah!

I love hot dogs.

I love sticks.

What do you say, Buddy?

You in?

You can do it, Surly.

Bring us back a smorgasbord.

Hot dog on a stick!

Hot dog on a stick!

There are no

shortcuts in life, Surly.

Oh, really?

Come on, Buddy.

Let's take the shortcut.

When we find food,

Andie's gonna be all like...

"Oh, Surly,

you were right all along.

"And I was wrong

all along."

Please, Andie,

don't beat yourself up about it.

"Oh, Surly,

you're so wise and forgiving

"and kind

and nice and furry."


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Bob Barlen

Robert George Barlen (born July 27, 1980), best known as Bob Barlen, is a Canadian screenwriter and producer. He is best known for having co-written The Weinstein Company's animated film Escape from Planet Earth (2013), and produced and co-written The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017), both in collaboration with his business partner Cal Brunker, who served as the director for both films. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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