Meet the Parents
Movie Stats & Links
||Robert De Niro,
Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner
Pictures / Dreamworks
||Not too young.
||Bring her along -
it's a fun movie.
||You can almost see
down Pam's nightgown, and some boob touching.
||The funny kind,
||Lots of them
throughout the movie.
||Greg waiting to
get back on a plane to Chicago, and when Greg opens the
||The opening song
line "Show me a man who's gentle and kind and I'll show
you a loser" and Jack asking Greg "Are you a
Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro
Youíve found the perfect girl, maybe the one, maybe
not the one, but in any case sheís a great girl. You like her, she
likes you, but there is one thing in the way of taking this
relationship to the next level. No, Iím not talking about sex, youíve
already gotten that taken care of, Iím talking about turning this
relationship into something really serious, maybe that lifelong
commitment only to end with her getting half of your stuff. That one
thing in the way is meeting her parents. You want to impress them,
want them to like you because you know that if they like you, well,
thereís no stopping your commitment of love and you can get
married. "Meet the Parents" tells this story, alright,
maybe slightly exaggerated, but it is a hilarious look at this most
awkward of times.
Meet the Parents
A Movie Review
"Meet the Parents" tells the love story of Greg (Ben
Stiller) and Pam (Teri Polo). Greg is ready to propose until he
learns that her parents are a little old fashioned, namely itís
proper to ask dad if he can marry his daughter before popping the
question. So Greg puts off the proposal until he can do the right
thing, ask dad for his blessing, and he intends to do this when he
meets the parents the weekend of his dudetteís sisterís wedding.
Gregís impending problem is that dad, Jack (Robert De Niro), is a
little more than old fashioned, Jack is an ex-CIA dude although Greg
doesnít know it yet. And Greg is in for a weekend of bad decision
after bad decision, starting with being able to carry on his luggage
at the airport.
From there Greg canít win. From hating cats to just always
trying to impress Jack, Greg loses on every front. He loses the
family cat and sets the back yard on fire, among other mishaps. It
just isnít Jackís weekend, and his relationship is falling apart
as well as Greg becomes jealous of Pamís old boyfriend, Kevin
(Owen Wilson) who can carve an ornate alter from a giant piece of
wood in about 70 hours. Greg finally loses the battle to win over
dad, especially when he brings in a cat imposter for the one he
lost, and he makes his way back to Chicago. No, the movie doesnít
end there, the ending is cute and kind of what you would expect.
"Meet the Parents" is just a hilarious movie, blowing
the entire meeting the parents thing so out of proportion that it is
funny yet may bring back those memories of when you had to meet her,
or his, parents. Robert De Niro shows that he can be one of the
great comic actors, and Ben Stiller is so fantastic in his role as
Greg that this movie couldnít lose. I laughed my ass off, well, I
wish, my ass is still there, but it was really funny.
Letís leave things at that or else I might give away too many
things. "Meet the Parents" is just one of those movies to
enjoy. I give it 4 Ĺ stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!