Meet the Fockers

Sunday 15th May 20056:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Ok, stopped giggling? It's not even spelt the same for crying out loud.... you'll know where the geography students are cause they'll be the ones giggling throughout the film anytime anyone says Focker. To be honest when I bought my ticket for this I didn't even bother trying to say it correctly and just swore....

In the sequel to Meet the Parents, male nurse (tehe) Gaylord Focker (bl**dy geography students off giggling again) (Ben Stiller), his fiance Pam (Teri Polo) and her parents go to visit Gaylord's parents Bernie and Roz Focker (Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand) before the big wedding day. This film is in the same vein as Meet the Parents, the humour is very similar and the situations are the same. Robert De Niro is good as Jack Byrnes, Dustin Hoffman is very good and with Ben Stiller they work well off each other. The leading ladies are given less screen time/jokes but this gives a break from the in your face comedy from the men.

It is a funny film, there are funny moments, there are some redone jokes from the first one. I did find at times the CIA hardman joke was over done slightly but there was enough original material (arrsse hooollle, illegitmate sons, old people having sex, Robert De Niro wearing a rubber breast (the right tit)) to keep the film moving at a very fast comedic pace.

There are also some interesting questions about acceptance of other people and being yourself should you wish to seek a deeper meaning from the film.

Oh yeah and a cousin called Woody Focker.....

Don't expect Oscars, expect to laugh.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

63%

Genre:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Jay Roach

Writers:

Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, James Herzfeld

Leads:

Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo

Music:

Randy Newman

Length:

115 minutes

Year:

2004

Country:

USA

Language:

English, Spanish

12A

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