Meet the Fockers [2004]

Director: Jay Roach
Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 116 minutes

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

Buy this movie now

Share your thoughts on Meet the Fockers's quotes with the community:

Quote of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE quote delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     

Citation

Use the citation below to add this movie page to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Meet the Fockers Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <http://www.quotes.net/movies/Meet the Fockers>.

Know another quote from Meet the Fockers?

Don't let people miss on a great quote from the "Meet the Fockers" movie - add it here!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network