Meet the Fockers
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||Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro,
Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Barbra Streisand
||Lots of adult
humor, leave them at home.
||Bring her along.
||Lots of talk, no
showing, but if you want to see Teri Polo nicely naked, pick
up the February 2005 issue of Playboy.
than memorable, but I didn't really need to see, even if they
were fully clothed, old people on Liberator cushions showing
the reverse cowgirl position.
||Too many to list.
Robert De Niro, Jay Roach
Too many commitments kept getting in the way of my
seeing "Meet the Fockers" when it was initially released, but I
finally got a chance to hit my megaplex for an early Saturday viewing
and Iím really glad I finally caught this one.
Meet the Fockers
A Movie Review
If you saw "Meet the
Parents" you pretty much know the background. Greg Focker (Ben
Stiller) wants to marry Pam (Teri Polo). For "Meet the Parents" he has
to convince Jack (Robert De Niro), Pamís father, that he is worthy
enough to wed his daughter. Jack is a bit uptight, being an ex-CIA
man, and mom Dina (Blythe Danner) is a little square as well. Well, as
"Meet the Parents" would have it, Greg convinces Jack he is the man
for his daughter, and of course, they set up the sequel by Jack and
Dina realizing they are going to have to meet Gregís parents.
Enter Bernie (Dustin Hoffman) and Roz (Barbra Streisand) Focker.
Yes, itís easy to guess that Bernie and Roz would be polar opposites
of Jack and Dina, and hilarity will ensue. And it does, in a big way.
Bernie is an ex-lawyer who became a stay at home dad, while Roz is a
sex therapist for the elderly. This does not bode well for Gregís plan
of marrying Pam as Jack puts it, because "they would put a chink in
Pretty much the story is Greg trying to make sure his parents donít
embarrass him, keeping their lifestyle as shielded as possible from
Jack. But things donít go well for Greg as his parents hit all
cylinders of embarrassment right from the start. Jack offers a
handshake, Bernie offers a hug; Bernie creates a wall of achievement
for Greg, which sadly shows that Greg never really won any competition
he was in; Greg works to hide the fact his mother is a sex therapist;
Gregís parents bring out their old housekeeper and announce that she
tookÖ, well, Iím going to stop giving things away because as these
things work out, hilarity really does ensue.
For me, "Meet the Fockers" was better than
"Meet the Parents" and I
gave that movie 4 Ĺ stars. Why the difference? It is simply because
Bernie and Roz are hilarious. Look, Iím not a Streisand fan, but I
have to give her kudos for her role as Roz. And Dustin Hoffman was
great as the free-spirited Bernie. The jokes fly fast in this one, and
although the scene with the old folks on a Liberator in the reverse
cowgirl position was really creepy, I canít let that get me down.
Wrapping up Iíve got no choice but to give "Meet the Fockers" 5
stars out of 5. Thereís a lot of sexual humor, so it really is a PG-13
kind of flick, but for those who can take it, itís pretty much a laugh
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!