Movies: The Honeymoon Is Ogre

Shrek 2 is funny--even if not as funny as the first

Among life's more anxious rituals is this one: taking a new boyfriend home to meet the parents. That's especially so for Princess Fiona, since Mom and Dad are King and Queen of Far Far Away, and her beloved is green, overweight and notably lacking in the social graces. Also, of course, his best pal is an emotionally needy, motor-mouthed Donkey.

In Shrek 2, the altogether adorable sequel to the animated sensation of three years ago, the nice young couple is obliged to overcome many obstacles before gaining her family's acceptance of an ogre as son-in-law and a genial ending. Mostly the...

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