Meet the Fockers

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"Misery loves family."
  • PG-13
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.3  (284,827)
  • 41

In the 2004 comedy film Meet the Fockers, directed by Jay Roach, good-natured nurse Greg Focker (played by Ben Stiller) is ready to propose to his girlfriend, Pam Byrnes (played by Teri Polo). But before he does, he must win over her strict and suspicious father, Jack Byrnes (played by Robert De Niro), a retired CIA agent who believes in the Importance of family values and is difficult to impress.

Together with Pam, Greg travels to meet Jack and her mother, Dina (played by Blythe Danner), at their luxurious home in Long Island. There, the tension between him and Jack begins to build immediately as Jack subjects Greg to a series of increasingly embarrassing and invasive tests designed to assess his worthiness as a husband for Pam. To make matters worse, Greg also has to deal with the arrival of his own parents, Bernie (played by Dustin Hoffman) and Roz (played by Barbra Streisand), who are themselves quite eccentric and free-spirited.

As the visit progresses, the two families clash, tempers flare, and hijinks ensue as Greg tries to win over Jack's approval while keeping his cool in increasingly awkward situations. From struggling to hide his secret obsession with a famous male nurse named Jorge Villalobos (played by Alanna Ubach) to accidentally drugging Jack with a strong dose of a sexual enhancement drug, Greg endures one calamitous misadventure after another, making for a hilariously awkward comedy of errors.

Despite the obstacles, Greg remains determined to win Jack's respect and Pam's hand in marriage. Along the way, he uncovers some unexpected truths about his own family and learns the true value of acceptance, honesty, and love.

Overall, Meet the Fockers is a delightful and highly entertaining comedy that capitalizes on the chemistry between its talented cast and the humorous clash of two vastly different sets of values and lifestyles. The film provides plenty of laughs, heartwarming moments, and memorable scenes that will leave audiences chuckling long after the credits roll.

Meet the Fockers is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 41.

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    1 hr 50 min
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    6.3  (284,827)
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