Meet the Fockers (2004)
And You Thought Your Parents Were Embarrassing.
|Now that greg focker is 'in' with his soon-to-be-in-laws, jack and dina byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiance, pam. But that's before pam's parents meet greg's parents, bernie and roz focker. The hyper-relaxed fockers and the tightly-wound byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start.|
"The old-pro twosome of Streisand and Hoffman make such sexy and inviting ethnics... Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"The funniest movie of the year! Bill Diehl, ABC Radio
"One of those relatively rare comedies that's at once puerile, charming and very funny throughout. Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
"Focking funny! Staci Layne Wilson, Fantastica Daily
Editor's NoteFollowing the knee-slapping hit MEET THE PARENTS, director Jay Roach once again keeps audiences roaring with laughter as he presents this hilarious sequel. This time, young engaged couple Pam (Teri Polo) and Greg (Ben Stiller) are getting their parents together a few months before the wedding. Greg nervously plans out every detail of the trip, only to be usurped by Pam's domineering ex-CIA-man father (Robert DeNiro). Not only has he purchased an RV, insisting they'll be driving from New York City to the Fockers' home in Miami, but he's bringing along his perfect baby grandson. When they finally arrive at the Fockers' house, Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand), turn out to be sex-addicted hippies and not at all what the Byrnes (DeNiro and Blythe Danner) had expected. With one pitfall after another, the film takes the concept of awkward in-law experiences to new heights, from stories about past sexual experiences to detailed discussion of current ones. What's worse, the Fockers are teaching the baby curse words and weaning him on rum, to the shock of his overprotective grandparents. Every conversation is totally inappropriate and downright embarrassing, keeping audiences braced for the next disaster. Along the way, all six cast members turn in topnotch performances, with Hoffman, Streisand, and Stiller leading the charge in true Focker spirit.
Cast & Crew
|James Herzfeld - Screenplay|
|John Schwartzman - Cinematographer|
|Jon Poll - Editor|
|Robert De Niro - Producer|
|Rusty Smith - Production Designer|
MTV Award (2005)
|Dustin Hoffman, Winner, Best Comedic Performance|