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Meet the Fockers (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 December 2004 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meet the Fokkers  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The close-up of Bernie Focker's license plate, as he and Greg are driving away, reveals the letters "TMI," a subtle reference to Bernie's propensity for overly detailed explanations and descriptions of personal information. "TMI" is the literary abbreviation for "Too Much Information." See more »


The cherries in Greg's drink appear and disappear between shots when they are having a drink after the two families first meet. See more »


Roz Focker: [giving Jack a Hawaiian massage] You are a caged lion! But lions can't be captive their entire lives. They have to be free to roam the bush. Free and wild! Your wife is a hot sexy tigress and she's waiting for you to pounce on her! Let me hear you roar, baby, roar! Your body is talking to me. It's hungry for action! I can feel it. Unleash the beast inside you, Jack!
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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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Written by Bruno Coon
Performed by Bruno Coon and HeadBone
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User Reviews

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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