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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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Comedy | Romance

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?


Spencer and Bradley Pickren, who both play Little Jack Byrnes, both know sign language and have both been in a series of videos, "Signing Time!" See more »


When Bernie goes to kick Jack, his foot swings past him to the right to hit Greg, but in the just previous shot Greg is standing the other side of Jack, so Bernie would have hit him first anyway. See more »


Roz Focker: [about Greg's circumcision ceremony] See that's Greg getting circumcised.
Bernie Focker: We had the ceremony at my parents' house. There was a cold snap and the heat conked out. Tell it.
Roz Focker: The heater conked out. No matter how hard he tried, the mohel couldn't coax Greggie's tiny little turtle from it's shell.
Greg Focker: You know what, let's not talk about the tiny turtle.
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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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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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