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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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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:

£2,261,785 (UK) (15 December 2000)

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ESP 2,256,312,819 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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This is the only film in the series in which Pam's sister, Deborah Byrnes, appears onscreen, though frequently mentioned in all of the films. Nicole DeHuff, the actress who played her, died in 2005. See more »

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[Greg is trying to fit his large bag into the overhead bin]
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Greg Focker: I'm not raising my voice. THIS WOULD BE RAISING MY VOICE TO YOU, okay? I don't want to check my bag, okay? And, by the way, your airline? You SUCK at checking bags, okay, because I already did that once and you lost it, and then I had everything ...
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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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