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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)

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£2,261,785 (UK) (15 December 2000)

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ESP 2,256,312,819 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Anthony Hopkins was considered for the role of Jack Byrnes. See more »

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When Pam threw the pack of cigarettes on the roof in the beginning, they landed upside down with the label facing down. Later on in the film when Greg is on the roof, the cigarette pack is now right side up with the label facing upward. See more »

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Jack Byrnes: If you married my daughter, would you support her in the way that she deserves to be supported?
Greg Focker: Yes.
Jack Byrnes: Would you be honest and faithful to her?
Greg Focker: Yes.
Jack Byrnes: Will you devote yourself entirely to her for the rest of your life?
Greg Focker: Of course.
Jack Byrnes: Gaylord Focker, will you be my son-in-law?
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I dedicate my next bowel movement to this film
27 September 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Well let's start off by saying that comedy cinema has been in troubling decline for about 10 years. It's all political correct, contrived, formulaic and worst of all, unfunny.

In all my IMDb reviews, I have not rated one Ben Stiller film. All of them are pathetic (and guess what, there's something about mary was just as bad as the rest). Some fellow actors say he's so serious when he works and so many people think he's side-splitting. If you ask me, he is the most unfunny actor in the history of comedy and has a clear ability to pick the most pathetic scripts circling Hollywood.

Him aside, this film is dreadful. It isn't funny and if you think it is, then I wonder what would happen if i put a flash light to your left ear. Would I see light coming out the right side? Let's look at some of the pathetic attempt at comedy used in this one.

The character's surname is Focker. Gee that's funny (not). The screenwriters must have agonized for months before coming up with the idea of giving the main character a surname that they can milk about 1000 unfunny one-liners and jokes from. Then, after you think they milked that one for everything it's worth, a sequel emerges titled "Meet the Fockers", where the surname is giving rise to more material. Suffice to say that the sequel was worse than this, but I won't review it since I can't set the IMDb star rating into negative territory.

Then they set up stupid and deeply contrived scenarios like Mr. Focker going through the brother's underwear draw. Gee, that one was funny and original..... NOT.

After this, the writers obviously had to apply their intelligence as they must have realized that it was seriously lacking. So they ever so slightly raised the bar and tried to come up with the father-in-law from hell, even though that in itself is deeply clichéd. So they made him some sort of ex-CIA something or rather, with a lie detector in his basement so that the future son-in-law's sexual past can be probed.

At this point, I actually felt embarrassed for Robert De Niro. Someone certainly must have called in a big favor to get him on-board this rubbish.

Another pathetic protuberance along the downwardly-inclined road that is Hollywood comedy.

And.... I've said it before so I'll say it again - I'm still waiting for a Ben Stiller film that I actually like.


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