Meet the Parents
Don't you just hate your pesky annoying in-laws?
The perfect guy picture for those who ever suffered angst when meeting the in-laws or just meeting your girl friend's parents. Indeed, Ben Stiller's film pokes fun of all the angst and ackwardness one would feel when meeting your in-laws, but turned up about ten times more. This film is about a young male nurse named Greg a.k.a. Gaylord Focker (Ben Stiller), whom proposes to the woman of his dreams but before they wed, he must get her father's approval. It's then Greg must endure all types of humilation and torment from his father in-law, Jack Burns (Robert DeNiro). Having to go through an insanely over protective father that puts Greg's life under a microscope with hidden cameras, CIA interogations, plumbing problems, cat chasing, being mocked openly about his career and having him feel like @#$ll the time. Heck, and you thought your in-laws were tough. This film was just too darn hillarious at times like when Robert DeNiro interrogates Ben Stiller, while he's strapped to a lie detector is just priceless. Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro are just great together; almost reminiscent of the comedy duo in "Men In Black", as the serious guy plays off the wacky spontanious guy. I remember one scene, where Greg plays volley ball with Jack and the rest of the family. As Jack accuses Greg of playing soft, then as Greg gets serious he ends up breaking his fiance sister's nose. Being blamed for it, it almost reminds me of the same old saying, "You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't." Even though, Greg was humiliated, I couldn't stop laughing. This film is a true modern classic.