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The In-Laws (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Thriller | 23 May 2003 (USA)
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Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his future son-in-law's father is a free-wheeling international spy.

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In four days, Jerry Peyser and Steve Tobias will become in-laws when their respective offspring, Melissa Peyser and Mark Tobias, get married. Married Jerry is a Chicago area podiatrist. He is risk averse to an extreme, afraid of heights including being in tall buildings and flying, even watching airline commercials. He is also extremely controlling, having organized the lavish wedding against the simple affair Melissa had envisioned. He is aggravated that he has not yet met Steve, who has missed one family function after another. Divorced Steve is a photocopy machine salesman... or so Mark says. In reality, Steve is a deep undercover CIA field agent, something that Mark knows but is unable to divulge to anyone, even Tracy and her family. His work, which has always overtaken his life, is the reason Steve has missed all these family events. Steve is unwilling to hand over reigns of his cases to his junior partner, the capable Angela Harris. Steve finally meets the Peysers, which Steve ... Written by Huggo

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He's not losing his daughter. He's gaining a madman. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for suggestive humor, language, some drug references and action violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,222,334 (USA) (23 May 2003)

Gross:

$20,440,627 (USA) (25 July 2003)
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Trivia

The last name of the bride's family is Peyser. Penny Peyser played the bride in the original The In-Laws (1979). See more »

Goofs

The stolen Soviet submarine could not have appeared in Lake Michigan unnoticed because it would have to pass through several locks on the St Lawrence Seaway to get there. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Pierre Thibodoux: But there are certain things I can only do with a man, no?
Jerry Peyser: Like golf?
Jean-Pierre Thibodoux: No! I am not gay!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits start, the camera moves out over the water. After a while, we see and hear Angela Harris (Robin Tunney) waving and calling for help. See more »


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Too Close for Comfort
Written by Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener and George David Weiss
Performed by Mel Tormé
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Decent Entertainer!
9 February 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A remake of the original 1979 cult classic, 'The In-Laws' is A Decent Entertainer, that doesn't bore. Sure, it's not all-out funny & gripping, but it arrests your attention & provides fair entertainment nevertheless.

'The In-Laws' Synopsis: Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his new in-laws are international smugglers.

'The In-Laws' has its moments for sure. In the first-hour, especially, there are some really nice sequences. The second-hour, does lose pace, but it doesn't drag, thankfully. The Screenplay is fast-paced, but it could've been tighter in the second-hour. Andrew Fleming's Direction is fair. Cinematography & Editing are functional.

Performance-Wise: Michael Douglas & Albert Brooks deliver superbly. Both of the veteran actors, also share a striking on-screen chemistry from start to end. Ryan Reynolds is passable. Lindsay Sloane is good. Robin Tunney does fairly well. Maria Ricossa & Candice Bergen support well.

On the whole, 'The In-Laws' is a decent watch.


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