The In-Laws

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"He's not losing his daughter. He's gaining a madman."
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.7  (17,813)
  • 46

The In-Laws is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Andrew Fleming, which is a remake of the 1979 film of the same name. The movie stars Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, and Ryan Reynolds in the lead roles. The story revolves around two men, Jerry Peyser, played by Albert Brooks, and Steve Tobias, played by Michael Douglas. Jerry is a podiatrist and a conservative family man who is about to marry his daughter Melissa to Mark Tobias, the son of Steve. Steve is a mysterious undercover CIA agent who is feared by almost everyone who knows him. He initially disapproves of the marriage but agrees to attend the wedding after being persuaded by his son.

Jerry meets Steve for the first time during the wedding rehearsal dinner, and Steve instantly starts to draw him into his thrilling and risky world of espionage. Steve's mission is to track down a French arms dealer who is planning to sell a nuclear bomb to terrorists. However, Jerry and Steve's mission doesn't go as planned, and both men find themselves in the middle of a dangerous international conspiracy.

As Jerry and Steve try to evade the bad guys, they must also deal with their own conflicting personalities and agendas. Jerry is a cautious and sensible man who wants to get back home to his family, while Steve is a reckless thrill-seeker who keeps getting them into trouble. Despite their differences, they must work together to save themselves and prevent a catastrophic terrorist attack.

Ryan Reynolds plays Mark, the son of Steve Tobias, who is stuck in the middle of his father's dangerous machinations. He tries to help out his dad and Jerry, but his inexperience and naïveté often make things worse. He provides the movie with some of its funniest moments, particularly in his scenes with Brooks.

Aside from the comedy, the movie also has some great action sequences, including a car chase through the streets of France, and a tense final showdown at an airport. Throughout the film, the audience is kept guessing about who the real bad guy is, and the movie delivers a satisfying twist at the end.

Overall, The In-Laws is a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining action-comedy that benefits from the chemistry between its two leads, Albert Brooks and Michael Douglas. It's a movie that delivers on all fronts - action, comedy, and suspense - and remains one of the best remakes of a classic comedy.

The In-Laws is a 2003 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 46.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    5.7  (17,813)
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