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In Analyze This, De Niro proved beyond any doubt that he can be as adept at comedy as at drama, and there's nothing in Meet the Parents to challenge that conclusion. Unfortunately, the movie as a whole doesn't live up to its top-billed actor's performance.
Meet the Parents is put together like a TV sit-com. Director Jay Roach, the man behind the camera for the two Austin Powers spoofs as well as Mystery, Alaskastrings together a series of hit-and-miss lowbrow gags with little care for whether any of the connecting material is coherent, interesting, or enjoyable in most cases, it's none of those three.
When it's funny, Meet the Parents can be very funny; however, there are often long stretches of filler in between the laughs. How well the film works for each individual will depend on his or her tolerance for this sort of marginal approach.
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Typecast Ben Stiller plays a meek guy who becomes the butt of the universe's latest cosmic joke. Bearing the unlikely moniker of Gaylord 'Greg' Focker say the last name out loud, then imagine the mileage the script gets from itStiller's male nurse is madly in love with school teacher Pam Byrnes Teri Polo.
He wants to marry her, but decides to get Dad's permission first. So he accompanies Pam when she goes home to participate in her sister's wedding. The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project. The filmmakers were asked if they had made up the name or if they can prove that such a name exists. The aspect ratio is 1.
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English language audio tracks available with the film are a 5. Additionally, English language subtitles are provided as well. The director discusses issues that include working with the cast, utilizing the best camera angles for comedic effect, discussing scenes that were improvised and scenes that were scripted, and commenting on issues surrounding shooting on location.
The editor speaks about putting together the best functioning comedy from material that was filmed and discusses some deleted scenes that were excluded from the DVD release. In addition, the DVD features a twelve-minute outtake section, three minutes of deleted scenesand Universal's Spotlight on Location featurette.
Spotlight on Location is a standard minute-long featurette about the making of the film which includes interviews with the cast members and contains behind-the-scenes footage.
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A region 1 "Bonus Edition" was released on December 14, and contains three additional featurettes: I know how that sounds but I don't care! Meet The Fockers has Isabel, the Fockers' former housekeeper who runs a catering business. When she was working for the titular family, main character Greg lost his virginity to her. She also has a son, which leads to Jack trying to find out if Greg is the father of said son. While Jack has all but delighted in giving Greg a hard time from the moment they met, he cannot abide by Denny's mean-spirited mockery of Greg's legal name.
In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it background moment, you can see Jack soberly gesturing to Denny that his joking isn't appropriate and he needs to stop. Despite being Greg's biggest critic, Jack's even one of the few who doesn't find it amusing.
Jack's hyper-paranoid humorless Control Freak tendencies and how because of them he's constantly stressed. The fact that this almost becomes a literal fatal flaw is an important plot point of the third film. From the Mouths of Babes: During Meet The Fockers, Little Jack Jack's grandson and Pam's nephew ends up learning the word "asshole" after Greg accidentally mentions the word in front of him. Andi Garcia, Jessica Alba 's character from Little Fockers is permanently perkypeppers her speech with Valley Girl like expressions and would come across as just an immature party-girl airhead if it wasn't for her demontrasting that she is also a highly skilled nurse in a couple of early scenes.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: The Focker family name, and the titles Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers blatantly play on this trope. The trailer for the first movie pronounced it "foke-er;" with the sequels this wasn't really an option.
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Clearly, they're just related to the Fokker aircraft company in the Netherlands. They were told they could keep it if they could find one real life family with the name "Focker".
Since they got their title, well When Greg first meets Dina, she holds out her hand for a handshake while he goes for a hug. Bernie and Roz Focker, to the point that the level-headed Dinah is secretly jealous that they have such a successful sex life at their age. Jack has one near the end of the first two films, yet continues to give Greg hell in the sequels.
Jack's Fatal Flaw — he would rather believe Greg and his parents, and everybody else who so much as saw his girls is actively and maliciously trying to do something and put him through utter hell to force him to tell the truth than accept that his son-in-law is just a Butt-Monkey.
The "circle of trust" system is also supposed to allow for an open inter-family relationship, but is becomes apparent long before Pam and Dina call B. Little Jack repeating the word "asshole". Jack always says that Greg's job is "male nurse" rather than just "nurse".
Even though Jack is one of the best examples of a Knight Templar Parent, his favorite song is the one that exemplifies childlike innocence: Pam's entire family, in fact, except Dina and Pam herself.
Even his cat is a Jerkass. The redneck cop in the second movie. The Lawful Stupid airline employees that Greg had to put up with in the first film. Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jack - he clearly loves his daughter and wants only the best for her, but his extreme Papa Wolf personality makes it difficult for her to have any successful relationships.
Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: That said, he does push it with how much he tortures and refuses to reason with Greg and his family.
The "Circle Of Trust" and control-freak tendencies make it clear he's pretty difficult to live with. All 3 movies revel in being this.