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Meet the Fockers (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 December 2004 (USA)
All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

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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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And you thought your parents were embarrassing. 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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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,908,934 (Australia) (24 December 2004)

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$279,167,575 (USA) (29 April 2005)
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Dustin Hoffman says he has heard that Robert De Niro is a "Tom Collins" man. Tom Collins is the alias De Niro's character used at the bank in Casino (1995). See more »

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When Gaylord has been injected with the truth serum and is talking on stage, his microphone is sometimes loose in his hand and sometimes stuck on the microphone stand. See more »

Quotes

Jack Byrnes: Greg, a man reaches a certain age when he realizes what's truely important. Do you know what that is?
Greg Focker: Love... friendship... enjoying the moment... living... just love.
Jack Byrnes: His legacy.
Greg Focker: That, too. Right, yeah. Sure.
Jack Byrnes: Let me put it very simply. If your family's circle does indeed join my family's circle, they'll form a chain. I can't have a chink in my chain.
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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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A Meeting by The River
Written by Ry Cooder, Vishwamohan Bhatt (as Vishwa Mohan Bhatt)
Performed by Ry Cooder & Vishwamohan Bhatt (as V.M. Bhatt)
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Ridiculously over the top
31 December 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Ridiculously over the top characters ruined this. The first film was OK, and while the acting talent & occasional laugh (in the looser sense

  • more a snigger) saved this film from being a complete disaster it was
still pretty awful.

The Hoffman & Striesand characters were pathetic, they seemed to be scribbled together at the last moment & made up as the film went along & were inconsistent. It was as if, they had to come up with as diverse as possible characters to the opposite parents, but they never came across as that, just two idiots.

The child was especially irritating & never likable, the animals seemed only there for some childish gags, the scene with the truth drug was absurd and cringeworthy, only DeNiro's character had any substance and thought behind it, and while very good - even he was over the top.

I never grasped why he had so much influence over the grandson, where the parents were & whether their schooling methods on their son were identical. While it was merely for a laugh in a comedy film, the methods at times seemed more suited to the Fockers.

The rest of it was cheap knob & sex gags which were more cringing than funny, which summed up most of the film. 3/10.


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