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Arrested Development - Season 2 (2004)

Cast: Jason Bateman, Jason Bateman, Portia De Rossi, more...
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Comedies, Television, Television Comedy, Comedy TV
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopsis
The Bluth family of Orange County, Calfornia once again forces the media critics to come up with new variations on the word "dysfunction" as the cult-favorite sitcom Arrested Development launches its second season. For those who came in late, straight-arrow Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) is still trying to keep his family and the family business from disintegrating after his entrepreneur father is thrown in jail on a fraud charge. Well, anyway, he WAS in jail until he broke out with the help of lookalike convict Oscar (also Jeffrey Tambor) at the end of Season One. Now that George Sr. is on the run, the authorities target poor Michael for prosecution in their efforts to bring Bluth Inc. to justice--and thus Michael's older brother Gob, an habitually unemployed (and woefully) inept magician, becomes head of the family, managing to convince the company's board of directors that he actually has some business sense! In other developments, Michael's kid brother Buster takes a break from his indolence by romancing Lupe (B.W.Gonzalez), a girl he'd met at a charity drive, and by joining the US Army--conveniently losing a hand in a freak accident just before he is to be sent to Iraq. Meanwhile, bumbling detective Gene Parmisan (Martin Mull) gets lost somewhere south of the border while searching for the elusive George Sr.; Oscar, the man who'd traded places with George Sr. to effect his escape, may also end up replacing the George Sr. in bed with his the elder Bluth's wife Lucille (Jessica Walter); and Michael's 14-year-old son George Michael takes a surrealistic journey into "Charlie Brown" territory when he's dumped by this girlfriend. Plus, Michael's doctor-cum-actor brother-in-law Tobias (David Cross) edges further out of the closet when he adopts the drag alter ego of Mr. Featherbottom. Also, this is the season when we meet George Sr.'s hated business rival George Sitwell (Ed Begley Jr.), whose daughter Sally (Christine Taylor) was once (and may still be) Michael's childhood sweetheart. Other guest performers include Martin Short as the paraplegic, momumentally annoying Uncle Jack Dorso, an old family friend who offers to help the Bluths regain their stock majority in their own company--at a price; and blind lawyer/congenital liar Maggie Lizer (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss), who shows up pregnant, leading Michael to believe that he's going to be a father again; and Ben Stiller as Gob's magician mentor Tony Wonder, whose most famous illusion was being baked in a loaf of bread--and who, like everyone else on the show, has an ulterior motive for lending the Bluths a helping hand. The last episode of the season finds George Sr. still on the lam; Tobias linking up his dad's blackmailing, self-deprecating former secretary Kitty (Patricia Velaszquez); and Michael entering into a relationship with the devoutly Christian Ann Veal (Mae Whitman), despite her total revulsion for his family and everything they stand for. As in Season One, Arrested Development earned several Emmy nominations for its second season, winning the prize for "Outstanding writing." ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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Arrested Development - Season 2 (Disc 1 of 3) (2004)
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9.04 (90 votes)
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Arrested Development - Season 2 (Disc 2 of 3) (2004)
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9.23 (83 votes)
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Arrested Development - Season 2 (Disc 3 of 3) (2004)
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Over The Top & Out Of This World !!!
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Just when you thought you've seen it all, here is something completly different. Movies that are off beat, over the top, or just plain "campy". Recomended for a Friday or Saturday night.
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With a long recovery and all the pain meds I can get my veins around, these are the movies i'm looking forward to... See you on the other side!
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