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Meet the Parents (2000)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  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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First comes love. Then comes the interrogation. 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:

£2,261,785 (UK) (15 December 2000)

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ESP 2,256,312,819 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

The MPAA would not allow the name 'Focker' unless the film makers could find an actual person with that surname. See more »

Goofs

At the breakfast scene when Greg is in his pajamas, he is talking and holding a bagel in his right hand. One second later, the camera view changes and Greg stands up with a coffee cup in his left hand. See more »

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Pam Byrnes: Take it easy on the sarcasm. Humor is entirely wasted on my parents.
Greg Focker: What are they... Amish?
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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/The Wallflowers (2000) See more »

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Performed by The Waikiki Community Singers
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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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