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* DirtyOldMan: Grandpa Gustafson takes it UpToEleven. Maybe even up to ''twelve'' with his shenanigans with Maria's mother.

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* DirtyOldMan: Grandpa Gustafson takes it UpToEleven.up to eleven. Maybe even up to ''twelve'' with his shenanigans with Maria's mother.


* DirtyOldMan: Grandpa Gustafson takes it UpToEleven.

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* DirtyOldMan: Grandpa Gustafson takes it UpToEleven. Maybe even up to ''twelve'' with his shenanigans with Maria's mother.

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* MyOwnPrivateIDo: [[spoiler:Jacob and Melanie reveal they chose to [[{{Elopement}} elope]] after it's shown the wedding at the end is really for Max and Maria.]]


* VitriolicBestBuds: Following the first film, Max and John seem to have settled their relationship here. Their feud briefly goes hot again per MistakenForCheating, but after Grandpa Gustafson's death, they bury the hatchet once and for all.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Following the first film, Max and John seem to have settled their relationship here. Their feud briefly goes hot again per MistakenForCheating, but after Grandpa [[spoiler:Grandpa Gustafson's death, death]], they bury the hatchet once and for all.


---> '''Mrs. Ragetti:''' [[spoiler: My son-in-law got the face of a mackerel.]]

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---> --> '''Mrs. Ragetti:''' [[spoiler: My son-in-law got the face of a mackerel.]]

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Following the first film, Max and John seem to have settled their relationship here. Their feud briefly goes hot again per MistakenForCheating, but after Grandpa Gustafson's death, they bury the hatchet once and for all.


* IronicEcho: "Sometimes I wonder if... God forgot about me." [[spoiler:He eventually remembers.]]

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* IronicEcho: Early on in the film, Grandpa Gustafson muses about his advanced age, saying "Sometimes I wonder if... God forgot about me." [[spoiler:He eventually remembers.]]


* HilariousOuttakes: Burgess Meredith's sexual innuendos.

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* HilariousOuttakes: A blooper reel precedes the credits again, like with the last film. A fairly large portion was Burgess Meredith's sexual innuendos.


The two guys start trying to sabotage her efforts, hoping the establishment will remain a bait shop, but this enrages Ariel, who forces her husband to apologize to Maria. Unfortunately, his idea of apologizing involves sharing a bottle of brandy with the lady. He ends up sleeping the entire night in the restaurant, infuriating Ariel who concludes he is having an affair, and annoying Max who finds himself attracted to Maria. Maria herself is reluctant to have a new romance; she has had five failed marriages, and is not looking forward to a sixth. Meanwhile, the kids (Kevin Pollak and Creator/DarylHannah) have relationship problems of their own.

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The two guys start trying to sabotage her efforts, hoping that the establishment will remain a bait shop, but this enrages Ariel, who forces her husband to apologize to Maria. Unfortunately, his idea of apologizing involves sharing a bottle of brandy with the lady. He ends up sleeping the entire night in the restaurant, infuriating Ariel who concludes that he is having an affair, and annoying Max who finds himself attracted to Maria. Maria herself is reluctant to have a new romance; she has had five failed marriages, and is not looking forward to a sixth. Meanwhile, the kids (Kevin Pollak and Creator/DarylHannah) have relationship problems of their own.



* TheCatfish: A subplot involves Max and John trying to catch the "Catfish Hunter," a massive catfish that they've been after for decades. [[spoiler:They finally catch it near the end of the movie, but throw it back in the lake to be with John's father, who'd been trying to catch it even longer]]

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* TheCatfish: A subplot involves Max and John trying to catch the "Catfish Hunter," a massive catfish that they've been after for decades. [[spoiler:They finally catch it near the end of the movie, but throw it back in the lake to be with John's father, who'd been trying to catch it even longer]]longer.]]



* SerialSpouse: It's revealed in the climax that [[spoiler: Maria has been married and divorced five times.]] Though it's rather due to dirtbag husbands rather than being promiscuous.

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* SerialSpouse: It's revealed in the climax that [[spoiler: Maria has been married and divorced five times.]] Though it's rather due to dirtbag husbands rather than being promiscuous.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Jake is ambivalent about marrying Melanie, but it appears that he finally decided to marry her in the end...until it's revealed at the church that the wedding isn't Jake and Melanie's, but Max's and Maria's. They even [[LampshadeHanging lampshade it]] by mentioning they eloped beforehand.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Jake is ambivalent about marrying Melanie, but it appears that he finally decided to marry her in the end... until it's revealed at the church that the wedding isn't Jake and Melanie's, but Max's and Maria's. They even [[LampshadeHanging lampshade it]] by mentioning that they eloped beforehand.]]



* UglyGuyHotWife: Again John likes to make fun of Max's looks, [[spoiler: who later marries Maria, it's lampshaded by her mother even]].
---> '''Mrs. Ragetti:''' [[spoiler: My son-in-law got the face of a mackerel]]
* WeddingBellsForSomeoneElse: At the end, [[spoiler:we're made to think it's Jacob's wedding, but it's really Max and Maria's.]]

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Again John likes to make fun of Max's looks, [[spoiler: who later marries Maria, it's Maria. It's even lampshaded by her mother even]].
mother]].
---> '''Mrs. Ragetti:''' [[spoiler: My son-in-law got the face of a mackerel]]
mackerel.]]
* WeddingBellsForSomeoneElse: At the end, [[spoiler:we're made to think that it's Jacob's wedding, but it's really Max and Maria's.]]

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* BurialAtSea: [[spoiler:Well, burial at lake, anyway, for Grandpa Gustafson, whose ashes are scattered in the lake after God finally remembers him.]]


Lifelong rivals Max Goldman (Creator/WalterMatthau) and John Gustafson (Creator/JackLemmon) are now reluctant friends, with their children engaged to each other, and Gustafson enjoying his still-recent marriage to Ariel Truax (Ann-Margret). Both aging men are looking forward to the opening of the fishing season in their native Wabasha, Minnesota, to engage in their annual hunt of the "Catfish Hunter", the lake's largest catfish. To their disappointment, they learn that the only local bait shop is closing; Maria Ragetti (Creator/SophiaLoren), its new owner, is converting it to an Italian restaurant.

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Lifelong rivals Max Goldman (Creator/WalterMatthau) and John Gustafson (Creator/JackLemmon) are now reluctant friends, with their children engaged to each other, and Gustafson enjoying his still-recent marriage to Ariel Truax (Ann-Margret).(Creator/AnnMargret). Both aging men are looking forward to the opening of the fishing season in their native Wabasha, Minnesota, to engage in their annual hunt of the "Catfish Hunter", the lake's largest catfish. To their disappointment, they learn that the only local bait shop is closing; Maria Ragetti (Creator/SophiaLoren), its new owner, is converting it to an Italian restaurant.


Lifelong-rivals Max Goldman (Creator/WalterMatthau) and John Gustafson (Creator/JackLemmon) are now reluctant friends, with their children engaged to each other, and Gustafson enjoying his still-recent marriage to Ariel Truax (Ann-Margret). Both aging men are looking forward to the opening of the fishing season in their native Wabasha, Minnesota, to engage in their annual hunt of the "Catfish Hunter", the lake's largest catfish. To their disappointment, they learn that the only local bait shop is closing; Maria Ragetti (Creator/SophiaLoren), its new owner, is converting it to an Italian restaurant.

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Lifelong-rivals Lifelong rivals Max Goldman (Creator/WalterMatthau) and John Gustafson (Creator/JackLemmon) are now reluctant friends, with their children engaged to each other, and Gustafson enjoying his still-recent marriage to Ariel Truax (Ann-Margret). Both aging men are looking forward to the opening of the fishing season in their native Wabasha, Minnesota, to engage in their annual hunt of the "Catfish Hunter", the lake's largest catfish. To their disappointment, they learn that the only local bait shop is closing; Maria Ragetti (Creator/SophiaLoren), its new owner, is converting it to an Italian restaurant.


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* HeadTurningBeauty: Maria has this effect on every man around her. We first see it in the grocery store where she runs into Max and one rubber-necking man is pulled away by his displeased wife. Later when she shows up at the bar wearing a red dress with a good amount of cleavage, she again evokes this reaction from everyone there.

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* SilverFox: Ann-Margret reprises her role as Ariel, and Maria is played by the equally gorgeous Sophia Loren.


* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Allie (Melanie's daughter) appears to be around two or three years old in the first film, but in the sequel, which only takes place six months later, she looks to be around five or six. This is because this film was released two years after it's predecessor and Allie was played by the same actress (Katie Sagona) in both films.

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* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Allie (Melanie's daughter) appears to be around two or three years old in the first film, but in the sequel, which only takes place six months later, she looks to be around five or six. This is because this film was released two years after it's predecessor and Allie was played by the same actress (Katie Sagona) in both films.


* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Allie (Melanie's daughter) appears to be around one or two years old in the first film, but in the sequel, which only takes place six months later, she is recast and the new actress looks to be around five or six.

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* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Allie (Melanie's daughter) appears to be around one or two or three years old in the first film, but in the sequel, which only takes place six months later, she is recast and the new actress looks to be around five or six.six. This is because this film was released two years after it's predecessor and Allie was played by the same actress (Katie Sagona) in both films.

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