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Little Fockers (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 December 2010 (USA)
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Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the male nurse Greg Focker, have what it takes?

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It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam, and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam's entire clan--including Pam's lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)--descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he's fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying, and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack's final test and become the family's next patriarch, or will the circle of trust be broken for good? Written by Universal Pictures

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Kids bring everyone closer, right? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for mature sexual humor throughout, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Meet These Little Fockers  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,035,717 (UK) (24 December 2010)

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$148,383,780 (USA) (11 March 2011)
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Trivia

Dustin Hoffman's role is greatly reduced in comparison with Meet the Fockers (2004) as the studio took a long time reaching agreement over his services. By the time, Hoffman agreed to come on board, the film was virtually in production. See more »

Goofs

When Andi gives Greg a ride in her convertible, the interior is clearly dark. However, when Greg and Bernie pass the car when leaving the house, the interior is light. See more »

Quotes

Greg Focker: He's not a doctor.
Kevin Rawley: Not in the Western sense of the word.
Greg Focker: Not in *any* sense of the word.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits sequence has a scene where Jack watches a remixed video of Greg on Youtube making fun of Jack at a press conference. See more »

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Referenced in Little Fockers: Bob and Ben (2011) See more »

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Jaws-Main Title
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Written and Performed by John Williams
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It just wasn't funny...
22 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay so you know the premise with these types of films, you've got your father in-law and your son in-law arguing while the rest of their family watch them get into zany situations. Being such a used formula, you can guess what's going to happen, this isn't a problem with comedies as their jokes are what hold them up, right?

My main problem with the film is that there were no jokes, the entire audience was silent, the only laughter I heard was from some teenage girls laughing at a scene involving a needle and someone's penis. I wouldn't have minded puns, or cheesy jokes, or embarrassing situations, but the film was just like a drama that wasn't very dramatic.

I felt like the film didn't know what it wanted to be, the title "Little Fockers" implies that the children are the main focus, but the two children are barely in the film and when they were, they were just a bit annoying. The film is definitely not a family film, it's heavily sexually based, I wouldn't advise taking your children to see this, but then adults won't find the humour very funny.

The acting wasn't bad to be perfectly honest, the line up is good and I felt that the characters were believable. As for messages? The film carries some messages about family loyalties and priorities, but doesn't every film like this carry that message?

I don't like sounding too negative, but the bottom line is that I didn't enjoy this film, simple as that. If you like these kinds of films then I would suggest renting it some time, it's not as bad as I may have made it sound, but it's still pretty bad in my opinion. I hope this review helped you, and maybe saved you some money.


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