Meet the Parents

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"First comes love. Then comes the interrogation."
  • PG-13
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 7.0  (356,713)
  • 73

Meet the Parents is a 2000 comedy film that stars Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, and Teri Polo. The movie revolves around a man named Greg Focker (Stiller), who is dating his girlfriend Pam Byrnes (Polo) and plans to propose to her during their vacation together. However, Greg is nervous about meeting Pam's strict and overbearing father Jack (De Niro), who is a retired CIA agent.

The movie begins with Greg and Pam flying to her parents' house in Long Island for their weekend stay. Greg is already nervous about meeting Pam's family, but things take a turn for the worse when he encounters a series of mishaps and humiliations. From accidentally breaking the Byrnes' prized urn to nearly setting the house on fire, Greg finds himself in one awkward situation after another.

To make matters worse, Jack is a stern and intimidating figure who sees Greg as an inadequate partner for his daughter. Jack relentlessly interrogates Greg, grilling him about his job, his background, and his intentions with Pam. Greg's efforts to impress Jack only seem to backfire, leading to more misunderstandings and conflicts.

As the weekend progresses, Greg becomes increasingly desperate to win over Jack's approval and prove himself as a worthy partner for Pam. He enlists the help of Pam's eccentric and easygoing ex-boyfriend, Kevin (Owen Wilson), hoping to learn more about Pam's family and impress them with his knowledge. However, his attempts only seem to make things worse, and tensions rise between the Byrnes and the Fockers.

Throughout the movie, Meet the Parents explores themes of family, acceptance, and the challenges of relationships. Greg and Pam's romance is tested by the high expectations and scrutiny of Pam's family, and Greg must navigate the complexities of their dynamic to earn their trust and win their approval. At the same time, Jack's rigid worldview is challenged by Greg's unorthodox approach to life, leading to moments of unexpected humor and warmth.

Overall, Meet the Parents is a lighthearted and entertaining comedy that showcases the talents of its star-studded cast. The movie's relatable themes and witty humor make it a fan favorite, and its iconic moments and quotable lines have cemented it in pop culture history. Whether you're a fan of Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, or just enjoy a good romantic comedy, Meet the Parents is a must-watch film that will leave you laughing and feeling good.

Meet the Parents is a 2000 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 73.

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  • Release Date
    2000
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 48 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (356,713)
  • Metascore
    73