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Meet the Parents (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 October 2000 (USA)
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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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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$166,225,040 (USA) (23 March 2001)
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Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor did an uncredited last script draft before shooting. See more »

Goofs

Jack says to Greg that it is the 21st century, however the film is set in the year 2000 which is still in the 20th century. 2001 was the first year of the 21st century. See more »

Quotes

Pam Byrnes: Hey, listen, be nice to this one, okay? I kinda like him.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening logos, the singers in the theme music are lyrically commenting "Look at the light coming out of the earth" during the Universal logo, and "Look at the boy sitting on the moon" during the Dreamworks logo. See more »

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Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude
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Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Oh dear lord....
3 October 2002 | by (Seville, Spain) – See all my reviews

At first glance, Meet the Parents is a funny comedy.... Worth the six or seven bucks. But, upon further reflection and intensive reviewing, this movie is a comedic classic.

How about the prayer scene? Brilliant.

10 stars. The next generations Caddyshack


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