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Meet the Parents (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  6 October 2000 (USA)
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Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

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A Jewish male nurse plans to ask his live-in girl friend to marry him. However, he learns that her strict father expects to be asked for his daughter's hand before she can accept. Thus begins the visit from Hell as the two travel to meet Mom and Dad, who turns out to be former CIA with a lie detector in the basement. Coincidentally, a sister also has announced her wedding to a young doctor. Of course everything that can go wrong, does, including the disappearance of Dad's beloved Himalayan cat, Jinxie. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug references and language | See all certifications »

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La familia de mi novia  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,623,300 (USA) (6 October 2000)

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ESP 2,256,312,819 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Jack Byrnes: I will be watching you.
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I want my money back
12 October 2000 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps the worst film I have seen in ten years. It simply was not funny...the gags were predictable (His name was "Focker"...her middle name Martha...they marry and what's her full name???) Awful. Not even DeNiro can save this one. The theater wasn't 1/3 full, and only a little red haired lady in the back would laugh now and then...I walked out it was so bad, and really would like my money back.


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