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Meet The Fockers (2004)
IMDb Rating 6.4
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Robert De Niro Jack Byrnes
Ben Stiller Greg Focker
Dustin Hoffman Bernie Focker
Barbra Streisand Roz Focker
Blythe Danner Dina Byrnes
Teri Polo Pam Byrnes
Owen Wilson Kevin Rawley
Spencer Pickren Little Jack
Bradley Pickren Little Jack
Alanna Ubach Isabel
Plot
Meet the Parents found such tremendous success in the chemistry produced by the contrasting personalities of stars Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller that the film's creators went for broke with the same formula again in Meet the Fockers. This time around, Jack and Dina Byrnes (De Niro and Blythe Danner) climb into Jack's new kevlar-lined RV with daughter Pam (Teri Polo), soon-to-be son-in-law Gaylord (Stiller), and Jack's infant grandson from his other daughter for the trip to Florida to meet Gaylord's parents, Bernie and Roz Focker (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand in a casting coup). The potential in-laws are, of course, the opposite of Jack, a pair of randy, touchy-feely fun-lovers. The rest of the movie is pretty much a sitcom: put Bernie and Roz together with Jack, and watch the in-laws clash as Gaylord squirms. As with the original, there is a sense of joy in watching these actors take on their roles with obvious relish, and the Hoffman-Streisand-Stiller triumvirate is likeable enough to draw you in. But the formula doesn't work as well in Fockers mostly because much of the humor is based on two obvious gimmicks: Gaylord Focker's name, and the fact that Streisand's character is a sex therapist. As a result, the movie itself is more contrived and predictable, and a lot less fun than the original. The casting is grand, but one wishes more thought was put into the script.--Dan Vancini
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Family
Director Jay Roach
Producer Robert De Niro; Jay Roach; Jane Rosenthal
Writer Jim Herzfeld; Marc Hyman; Greg Glienna; Mary Ruth Clarke
Studio Universal Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 116 mins
Movie Release Date 12/22/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 472
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/22/2005
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 025192582325
Release Date 4/19/2005
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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