Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents

"First comes love. Then comes the interrogation."
  • PG-13
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 7.0  (311,557)
  • 73

Meet the Parents is an American romantic comedy starring Ben Stiller. In the film, Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller), is a Jewish man who works as a male nurse. He is madly in love with his live-in girlfriend, Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), and is thinking about asking for her hand in marriage. However, Pam comes from an extremely strict family, specifically her father, Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro). Pam has made it known that if Greg were to propose marriage he must get permission from her father first. Greg is contemplating marriage, but has never met Pam's parents, so he is a bit intimidated about asking Jack for his marital blessing. Pam's sister, Deborah Byrnes (Nicole DeHuff), is getting married, so Pam and Greg are traveling to Pam's parents for the wedding. Greg wants to pounce on this opportunity to finally ask Jack for his blessing. However, when Greg and Pam arrive at the Byrnes residence, Greg immediately knows talking to Jack about anything is not going to be any easy task. Jack is not your average dad. In fact, Greg soon finds out that Jack is ex-CIA, he even has a lie detector set up in his basement. As Greg tries to impress his future father-in-law, he makes one monumental mistake after another. The tension between the two men finally reaches a boiling point when Jack's beloved cat, Jinxie, comes up missing. Despite their differences, Greg will do anything he feels he has to in order to win Jack over, and earn his approval. Meet the Parents, which was produced by Universal Pictures, was the recipient of a 2001 People's Choice Award and two MTV Movie Awards for Best Comedic Performance and Best Line from a Movie, which was uttered by Robert De Niro.

Meet the Parents
Meet The Parents Interview
Meet The Parents Interview

Interview - 2 min 47 sec

Meet The Parents (Clean Trailer)
Meet The Parents (Clean Trailer)

Trailer - 2 min 16 sec

Meet The Parents
Meet The Parents

Trailer - 2 min 36 sec

Description
Meet the Parents is an American romantic comedy starring Ben Stiller. In the film, Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller), is a Jewish man who works as a male nurse. He is madly in love with his live-in girlfriend, Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), and is thinking about asking for her hand in marriage. However, Pam comes from an extremely strict family, specifically her father, Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro). Pam has made it known that if Greg were to propose marriage he must get permission from her father first. Greg is contemplating marriage, but has never met Pam's parents, so he is a bit intimidated about asking Jack for his marital blessing.

Pam's sister, Deborah Byrnes (Nicole DeHuff), is getting married, so Pam and Greg are traveling to Pam's parents for the wedding. Greg wants to pounce on this opportunity to finally ask Jack for his blessing. However, when Greg and Pam arrive at the Byrnes residence, Greg immediately knows talking to Jack about anything is not going to be any easy task.

Jack is not your average dad. In fact, Greg soon finds out that Jack is ex-CIA, he even has a lie detector set up in his basement. As Greg tries to impress his future father-in-law, he makes one monumental mistake after another. The tension between the two men finally reaches a boiling point when Jack's beloved cat, Jinxie, comes up missing. Despite their differences, Greg will do anything he feels he has to in order to win Jack over, and earn his approval.

Meet the Parents, which was produced by Universal Pictures, was the recipient of a 2001 People's Choice Award and two MTV Movie Awards for Best Comedic Performance and Best Line from a Movie, which was uttered by Robert De Niro.

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.

Meet the Parents is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, FuboTV, The Roku Channel, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Meet the Parents for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2000
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 48 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (311,557)
  • Metascore
    73