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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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Jack (Robert De Niro) says that Greg's "son" looks like a young Latino Marlon Brando. De Niro and Brando both played the role of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather" franchise (1972-1990); Brando played the older version in The Godfather (1972) and De Niro played the younger in The Godfather Part II (1974). See more »

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When Greg walks in on his parents, he is holding the cowboy hat in his right hand, in the next shot, however, he is motioning with the cowboy hat in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

[the Fockers' outgoing message]
Bernie Focker: Hello, you've reached the Fockers. We're not around, so leave us a message. Goodbye. Roz, how the hell do you shut this thing off?
Roz Focker: I have no idea. Just press a button.
Bernie Focker: All right, I'm pretty sure it's off. Honey, you want a chimichanga?
Roz Focker: I thought they give you gas.
Bernie Focker: A little bit, but it's worth it.
Roz Focker: Yeah, worth it for you, but I'm the one that gets the fumes.
Bernie Focker: Honey, I'm in the mood for a chimichanga!
Roz Focker: So make a chimichang...
[beep]
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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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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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