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Meet the Fockers (2004)

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All hell breaks loose when the Byrnes family meets the Focker family for the first time.

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Jay Roach

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Greg Glienna (characters), Mary Ruth Clarke (characters) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Jack Byrnes
Ben Stiller ... Greg Focker
Dustin Hoffman ... Bernie Focker
Barbra Streisand ... Rozalin Focker
Blythe Danner ... Dina Byrnes
Teri Polo ... Pam Byrnes
Owen Wilson ... Kevin Rawley
Spencer Pickren Spencer Pickren ... Little Jack
Bradley Pickren Bradley Pickren ... Little Jack
Alanna Ubach ... Isabel Villalobos
Ray Santiago ... Jorge Villalobos
Tim Blake Nelson ... Officer LeFlore
Shelley Berman ... Judge Ira
Kali Rocha ... Flight Attendant
Dorie Barton ... Airline Clerk
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Hebrew

Release Date:

22 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet the Fokkers See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,120,980, 26 December 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$279,261,160

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$516,642,939
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Barbra Streisand modelled her hair on Dustin Hoffman's wife. See more »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Gunther - Immigrant Man: You must do something! Baby's coming!
Greg Focker: Yes, I know baby's coming. Miss, you have to stay calm and take deep breaths, okay?
[to an admitting nurse named Myra]
Greg Focker: Myra! I need a doctor here right now!
Admitting Nurse: I'm working on it!
Venka - Immigrant Woman: You're not doctor?
Greg Focker: No, I'm a nurse.
Gunther - Immigrant Man: You're a man and you're a nurse?
Venka - Immigrant Woman: What kind of man is nurse?
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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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US DVD release features an extended edition which incorporates the deleted scenes (from the special features) into the theatrical cut and runs 124 minutes. See more »


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The critics are wrong, this movie is funny
22 December 2004 | by christian123See all my reviews

After convincing his fiancée's parents to allow them to marry, Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) now has to deal with what happens when her ex-CIA father Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) meets his own wacky ex-hippy parents, played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand.

I really wanted to see this film when it was first announced. The original was very funny and it had a great repeat value. However, the reviews started coming in and they were all negative so I was a little discouraged. I still went to see it and it turned out to be very funny. The critics really need to lighten up since they turned away a fine comedy. Sure, some of the gags are old and tired but they still work. They use a lot of "Focker" jokes and of male nurse jokes sob that kind of got annoying but it wasn't an overload either. The story is pretty much the same as the first one except now Greg's parents are thrown into the mix and nothing ever goes right. The writers came up with a bunch of different, funny situations and some of them were recycled while others were new.

The cast is great and they help move the film along nicely. The best was clearly Dustin Hoffman as Greg's dad. He was hilarious and fun to watch on screen. Ben Stiller was okay but his uptight character role is kind of getting annoying. Robert De Niro also gives a funny performance and he is now forgiven for appearing in Godsend. Barbara Streisand was surprisingly funny and bearable. I usually cannot stand her but she was alright in the movie. Blythe Danner gives a decent performance, nothing really special. Teri Polo was the only miscast in the movie. She just didn't fit or look well next to Hoffman, Stiller and De Niro. Owen Wilson makes a cameo and it was decent, a little unnecessary though.

Jay Roach directs and he does a good job with the movie though it was a little too long. 115 minutes is kind of long for a comedy and because of the long running time, the film starts to bore around the end. They should have taken some things out to keep the film shorter and interesting. I also didn't like the character little Jack. He was the grandson of Jack (De Niro) and he was very annoying. The addition of the baby character was unnecessary and it kind of brought the film down. Compared to the original, the first one is funnier and more enjoyable. The second one is still pretty funny but it doesn't have a good repeat value. However, the film is still worth checking out in theaters. In the end, please ignore the critics and check this film out in theaters. Rating 7/10


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