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Meet the Parents
First comes love. Then come the interrogation.
Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to the Byrnes home turns into a hilarious series of disasters, and everything that can go wrong does, all under Jack's critical, hawklike gaze.
Fockin' hilarious! Even funnier now than it was 15 years ago. A shame about those sequels though. I saw Meet the Fockers under the table, which always gives bad comedies the clear advantage over me, but even in that state I struggled for a laugh. The original, on the other hand, I can watch in a broken chair on a shit-drenched backyard and it will still have me in stitches. But don't just sit there and read about it; puff the magic dragon and have yourself a blast!
Meet the Parents struck quite a chord, didn't it? It very quickly became one of those Hollywood comedies that fell into the realm of pop culture, thanks undoubtedly to its accessible and relatable concept. Let's face it, how many young men have quaked with fear at the prospect of meeting a prospective father-in-law? Jay Roach takes that idea and runs with it, creating quite a light comedic farce with a hint of old school screwball that never tips too heavily into slapstick, pratfall humour, cheap gaggery or indeed overt mugging. The director puts character first, firmly helping us relate with Ben Stiller's hapless and tragically named Gaylord Focker. I mean, come on, if you had to spend a weekend impressing…
"I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?"
Without Robert De Niro in this perfect role as the comedic tough-guy father Jack Byrnes, this movie wouldn't be nearly as memorable. His facial expressions, body language and his body of work coming into this movie all made for a pitch perfect performance. Any time he wasn't on screen, I was begging for him to come back.
And to think Steven Spielberg almost directed this movie with Jim Carrey in the starring role!? Ben Stiller is the much better choice here as the everyday man who carries so much sympathy when things continue to not go his way. Teri Polo as his wife Pam is also great as is Blythe Danner as Pam's mother.
And of course..... Mr. Jinx!
Jinx-y cat, jinx-y cat, I loooove you!
Far more enjoyable than actually meeting the parents.
It's a slow burner, but as soon as the parents are met, the film kicks off.
Director Jay Roach uses awkward pauses and some brilliantly far-fetched comical situations to create a near perfect blend of visual and practical humour. The script is brilliant. Every joke is set up beautifully. But, it's the relationship and acting talents of Stiller and De Niro that make Meet the Parents brilliant.
This is a masterclass in comedy.
This is situational comedy at it's best. The spots that Stiller gets into are totally embarrassing and hilarious. De Niro plays a complete jerk off and makes us chuckle even when he is serious.
It is just impossible not to laugh,when you watch this. Loved every moment of it.
Fantastic comedy with some great uncomfortable moments which while cringeworthy for poor gaylord are hilarious.
De niro is perfect as the overbearing father in law. terrifying despite a very silly obsession with his cat this is his best comedic role. Stiller is good as the unfortunate put upon greg who suffers an incredible amount of hard luck and you feel for him constantly during this. There's no way you can blame him for the volleyball incident, poor get
Sadly its been soured somewhat down the years by the third film which is an incredibly lazy effort that is utterly devoid of anything that made this good. I didn't mind the sequel as i thought Hoffman and Streisand were very good in it and i'd quite happily watch it again.
So ignoring future efforts this is still very funny and i was quite happy when this popped up on T.V tonight
"Gaylord Focker, will you be my son in law?"
Funnier than I expected. I just love movies where everything that can go wrong goes wrong. It's ripe with comedic possibilities and this is no exception for that.
Good comedy in which Gaylord Focker (Ben Stiller) meets the family of his bride and has to deal with her father: a tough ex-CIA agent played brilliantly by Robert De Niro.
Lots of laughs. I can't imagine an unluckier person than the protagonist of this film.
Bugie e verità si inseguono per tutto Ti presento i miei e così ci si diverte abbastanza. Poi però arriva il perbenismo e ammorba il finale.
is this what americans are like
Man I've always loved this movie.
"I have nipples, Greg; could you milk me?"
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