Shrek 2

Synopsis: Shrek has rescued Princess Fiona, got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. It's not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother, to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona.
Production: DreamWorks SKG
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 50 nominations.
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93 min

Once upon a time

in a kingdom far, far away,

the king and queen were blessed

with a beautiful baby girl.

And throughout the land,

everyone was happy...

until the sun went down

and they saw that their daughter was

cursed with a frightful enchantment

that took hold each and every night.

Desperate, they sought the help

of a fairy godmother

who had them lock the young princess

away in a tower,

there to await the kiss...

of the handsome Prince Charming.

It was he who would chance

the perilous journey

through blistering cold

and scorching desert

traveling for many days and nights,

risking life and limb

to reach the Dragon's keep.

For he was the bravest,

and most handsome...

in all the land.

And it was destiny that his kiss

would break the dreaded curse.

He alone would climb to the highest room

of the tallest tower

to enter the princess's chambers,

cross the room to her sleeping silhouette,

pull back the gossamer curtains

to find her...


- Princess... Fiona?

- No!

Oh, thank heavens.

Where is she?

- She's on her honeymoon.

- Honeymoon? With whom?

- She's on her honeymoon.

- Honeymoon? With whom?

So she said

what's the problem, baby?

What's the problem?

I don't know

Well, maybe I'm in love

Think about it

every time I think 'bout it

Can't stop thinking 'bout it

How much longer

will it take to cure this?

Just to cure it,

'cause I can't ignore it

If it's love, love

Makes me wanna turn around

and face me

But I don't know nothing

'bout love

Oh, come on, come on

- Turn a little faster

Come on, come on

The world will follow after

Come on, come on

Everybody's after love

So I said

I'm a snowball running

Running down into this spring

that's coming all this love

Melting under blue skies

belting out sunlight

Shimmering love

Well, baby, I surrender

To the strawberry ice cream

Never ever end of all this love

Well, I didn't mean to do it

But there's no escaping your love

These lines of lightning

mean we're never alone

Never alone, no, no

Come on, come on

Jump a little higher

Come on, come on

If you feel a little lighter

Come on, come on

We were once upon a time in love


We're accidentally in love

Accidentally in love

Accidentally in love

Accidentally in love

Accidentally in love

Accidentally in love

Accidentally in love


I'm in love, I'm in love,

I'm in love, I'm in love

I'm in love, I'm in love

Accidentally in love

I'm in love

I'm in love

lt's so good to be home!

Just you and me and...

- Two can be as bad as one...

- Donkey?

Shrek! Fiona! Aren't you two

a sight for sore eyes!

Give us a hug, Shrek,

you old love machine.

And look at you, Mrs. Shrek.

How 'bout a side of sugar for the steed?

Donkey, what are you doing here?

Taking care of your love nest for you.

Oh, you mean like... sorting the mail

and watering the plants?

- Yeah, and feeding the fish!

- l don't have any fish.

You do now. l call that one Shrek

and the other Fiona.

That Shrek is a rascally devil.

Get your...

Look at the time.

l guess you'd better be going.

Don't you want to tell me about your trip?

Or how about a game of Parcheesi?

Actually, Donkey? Shouldn't you be

getting home to Dragon?

Oh, yeah, that.

l don't know.

She's been all moody and stuff lately.

l thought l'd move in with you.

You know we're always happy

to see you, Donkey.

But Fiona and l are married now.

We need a little time, you know,

to be together.

Just with each other.


Say no more.

You don't have to worry about a thing.

l will always be here to make sure

nobody bothers you.

- Donkey!

- Yes, roomie?

You're bothering me.

Oh, OK. All right, cool. l guess...

Me and Pinocchio was going to catch

a tournament, anyway, so...

Maybe l'll see y'all Sunday

for a barbecue or something.

He'll be fine.

Now, where were we?


l think l remember.

- Donkey!

l know, l know! Alone!

l'm going! l'm going.

What do you want me

to tell these other guys?

Enough, Reggie.

''Dearest Princess Fiona.

''You are hereby summoned

to the Kingdom of Far, Far Away

''for a royal ball

in celebration of your marriage

''at which time the King

''will bestow his royal blessing...

upon you and your...''

uh... ''Prince Charming.

''Love, the King and Queen

of Far, Far Away.

''aka Mom and Dad.''

Mom and Dad?

- Prince Charming?

- Royal ball? Can l come?

- We're not going.

- What?

l mean, don't you think

they might be a bit...

shocked to see you like this?

Well, they might be

a bit surprised.

But they're my parents, Shrek.

They love me.

And don't worry.

They'll love you, too.

Yeah, right.

Somehow l don't think l'll be welcome

at the country club.

Stop it.

They're not like that.

How do you explain Sergeant Pompous

and the Fancy Pants Club Band?

Oh, come on! You could at least

give them a chance.

To do what?

Sharpen their pitchforks?

No! They just want

to give you their blessing.

Oh, great.

Now l need their blessing?

lf you want to be a part

of this family, yes!

Who says l want

to be part of this family?

You did!

When you married me!

Well, there's some fine print for you!

So that's it. You won't come?

Trust me. lt's a bad idea.

We are not going! And that's final!

Come on!

We don't want to hit traffic!

Don't worry!

We'll take care of everything.

- Hey, wait for me. Oof!

Hit it! Move 'em on! Head 'em up!

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Ted Elliott

Ted Elliott (born July 4, 1961) is an American screenwriter. Along with his writing partner Terry Rossio, Elliott has written some of the most successful American films of the past 30 years, including Aladdin, Shrek and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. In 2004, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America; his term on the board ended in 2006. more…

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