Meet The Fockers (Widescreen Edition) (2004)
Front Cover Actor
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
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Jay Roach
Producer Robert De Niro; Jay Roach; Jon Poll
Writer Greg Glienna; Mary Ruth Clarke
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 55 mins
Country USA
Color Color
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
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Index 1187
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/5/05
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 010
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 025192582325
Chapters
Release Date 4/19/05
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby