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All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

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Storyline

Having given permission to male nurse Greg Focker to marry his daughter, ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes and his wife travel to Miami to Greg's parents, who this time around are Mr. and Mrs. Focker, who are as different from them as can be. As asked in the first movie, what sort of people name their son Gaylord M. Focker? Written by Uber Minion

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Misery loves family. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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22 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meet the Fokkers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$181,458 (Norway) (18 February 2005)

Gross:

$279,167,575 (USA) (29 April 2005)
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Trivia

The MPAA would not allow the movie to use the title unless they found a family with the name "Focker". See more »

Goofs

When Greg and Jack are talking while driving in the camper at night, the shots of Greg all show Jack reflected in the window beside him, and vice versa. In a few of these reflections, the person appears to be speaking when they are not - and Jack is seen speaking into the microphone when he is not. See more »

Quotes

Dina Byrnes: Oh, Jack, isn't it wonderful? The kids are *finally* getting married?
Jack Byrnes: [about Little Jack] Wait a second; I think he spoke!
[pushes Dina aside]
Jack Byrnes: Little Jack! Were you about to speak?
[Little Jack passes gas]
Jack Byrnes: It's nothing, just a little flatulence. What were you saying, Dina?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, Jack is seen watching the tapings of his secret camera, this was also done in the first movie when he watched Greg, this time he sees all of the Fockers in the camera. Also, this time, Greg realizes he's on-camera, and he has some fun at Jack's expense before revealing he's onto the surveillance. See more »

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Referenced in Australian Pie (2005) See more »

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Crazy 'Bout My Baby
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Randy Newman
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User Reviews

 
Better than the first
23 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is an incredibly funny movie. I can't believe the lackluster reviews that this film has received. It's one of the most consistently funny films to come out in recent memory. I (and the rest of the audience for that matter) laughed hardily throughout. Dustin Hoffman, Robert Deniro and Ben Stiller are great. The female characters aren't given much to do, but give adequate performances. Not being a Streisand fan, I was a little apprehensive about her casting, but am pleased to say that she is very good in the role and stands toe-to-toe with hubby Hoffman. The movie is quickly paced and provides very little "down time" where the comedy bogs down. It's a great mix of slap-stick, witty banter, strong comedic performances, crude humor and even cutesy fowl mouthed toddlers. To me all these high brow critics need to lighten up. Comedies should be judged by whether or not they are funny and that's it. The bottom line with this film is that it's hilarious. All those critics are coming off as smug ass hoooooooooles.


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