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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


You might think life is easy

fora cute little squirrel

with a fluffy fail,

but it's not.

Sure, when kids see you

in the park, they go, Aww!.


If you're lucky,

they give you nuts.

If you're unlucky,

they are nuts.

Being the little guy means

everything's out to get you.





Ugh! Whoa!

But things got a whole

lot better last summer

when the Nut Shop

went out o! business,

and left a lifetime supply

of food in the basement.

Fur once, the little guy at

the bottom of the food chain

came out on top.


You da man, Surly.

Ha-ha! Thank you.

Thank you.

I call that one

"The Peanut Buster,"

patent pending.


A very tight tuck.

And a high degree of difficulty.

I prefer a cleaner entry.

A little loo much flare.

Whoa, nice. 10.

Now, if you'll excuse me,

I gotta get back

to slacking off.

Looking good, Surly.

Yeah, whoo-hoo!

Hey, Bruce, remember

to pace yourself.

Why would I wanna do that'?

Playing with

your food? Nice.

Look out!

Oh! Slow down

or someone's gonna get hurt.

Yes. Wheel Yee-haw!

Ahh! Precious, come on. That's disgusting.

We talked about this.

No lick-licks.

Ah, sorry, boss.

It's hard to respect

your personal space

when you taste

like peanut butter.

There's a peanut butter

machine right there.

No way.

Peanut butter.

Come on, Daddy needs

a new pair of shoes.

What do you need shoes for?

You're a wild animal.

Come on, snake eyes.

One peanut-colada,

coming right up.

Keep 'em coming, Morty.

All right. Clear a path.

Mixed nuts coming through.

Stuff your face until it's pink.

How many peanuts can you drink'?

One. Two. Three. Four.

Get your popcorn here.

Hot, fresh popcorn.

The fun never stops

with the corn that pops.

Popcorn here.

Get your popcorn.

No fair. Mine didn't pop.

That was awesome!

This is the life, Buddy, huh?

Kickin' back,

literally doing nothing.

Remember when we had

to work for these things?

Come on, Dad.

Hurry up.

Careful, sweetheart.

Not too fast.

There it is.

With a little hard work

and determination,

that nut will be ours.

Uh, Andie, why don't

we just get free nuts

from the Nut Shop

like everyone else?

Does anybody else

think that's a good idea?

- Uh, yeah. Yeah, I do.

- Oh! Oh! Oh!


No. It's a terrible idea.


Come on, guys.

We're wild animals. Living off

the Nut Shop is unnatural.

But their products

are 100% organic.

Now, who thinks

we should go get that nut?


This is when you're supposed

to put your hands up.

- Right. Okay, Andie. Okay.

- Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

That's better.

Now, pay attention

because this will be

on the test.


the nut is your friend.

It's been waiting

its whole life for this.

Place your hands

at 10:
00 and 2:00

and gently pull.

Gently pull. Ahh!

Uh, Andie?

Will this be on the test?

Please hold all questions

until the end of the demonstration.

The Nut Shop's

looking better and better.


See, class?

Hard work always pays off.


- Ahh!

- Ooh!

See? That wasn't so bad.

Now we can squirrel that

nut away for the winter.

Who wants to go

to the Nut Shop'?

Nut Shop rules!

Johnny's got the early lead,

but Jimmy's close behind.

Official eating contest rules

are in full effect.

Any regurgitory reversals

will result in disqualification.


Whoo-hoo! Yeah.

Here come the nuts.

Attaboy, Johnny. Show

those nuts who's boss.

Are you joking?

An eating contest?

What? It's good

for morale.

Surly! Hold that

cranky response.

I got you something.

A Brazil nut?


It's, uh, exotic.

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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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