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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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He finally met the girl of his dreams. Too bad her dad's a nightmare. See more »

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

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6 October 2000 (USA)  »

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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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Spencer Breslin:  one of Pam's students See more »

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When Greg is trying to get a plane ticket the clicking noises continue even though the ticket agent is clearly not typing (although it's so obvious, it's probably a joke). See more »

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Kevin: [On who inspired him to be a wood worker] I guess I would have to say Jesus. He was a carpenter, and I just figured if you're going to follow in someone's footsteps, who better than Christ?
Greg Focker: Hmm.
Jack Byrnes: Greg's Jewish.
Kevin: Are you?
Greg Focker: Yeah.
Kevin: Well so was J.C. Wow. You're in good company.
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Wipe Out
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Great comedy
23 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is a male nurse, poised to propose to the woman he loves, Pam (Teri Polo) but the right thing to do would be to ask her father's permission first. During a weekend of getting to know them, he manages to make a strong impression; for all the wrong reasons. Her father (Robert De Niro) isn't quite what Greg has been led to believe, and right from the start he seems to have it in for his daughter's partner.

De Niro and Stiller play off each other brilliantly, and both of them give fine comic performances, with a surprising level of depth for comedy characters. This film is packed with slick gags, hilarious scenes and it has a really fun story; it's a comedy film that you don't want to miss.

8/10


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