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Fockers Meet the Parents

Updated on June 18, 2014

Meet the Parents and Fockers

Enter the "circle of trust" with the cringe-worthy comedy of MEET THE PARENTS and MEET THE FOCKERS. And the real star of the show, Mr. Jinx.
Enter the "circle of trust" with the cringe-worthy comedy of MEET THE PARENTS and MEET THE FOCKERS. And the real star of the show, Mr. Jinx.

Meet the Parents Review

Gaylord M. Focker, known as “Greg”, a Jewish male nurse wants to ask his live-in girlfriend Pam Byrnes to marry him. Greg has it all set up with Pam’s grade school class to pop the question. But his plans of proposal are disrupted when Pam gets a phone call of her sister’s wedding. Pam invites Greg to come with her to meet her parents and attend the wedding.

Along the way Pam tells Greg that her sister’s finance asks their father for her hand in marriage. Greg decides that he will do the same during the visitation. But everything falls apart from the moment they get off the plane and they lose his luggage, which carries the engagement ring.

At the Byrnes family home, Greg meets Pam's father, Jack and mother Dina. Jack takes an instant dislike to Greg. First cutting him down for being a nurse and then catching Greg in little lies that he uses to impress Jack and falls further away from what Jack refers to as the “Circle of trust.” The more Greg tries to get into this circle of trust, the more one hilarious disaster after another happens.

“Meet the Parents” (2000), starring: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, James Rebhorn, Owen Wilson,Thomas McCarthy, Jon Abrahams, Phyllis George and Nicole DeHuff

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Meet the Fockers Review

The sequel to “Meet the Parents”, Greg and Pam are engaged. Now is the time for the Byrnes are to meet the Fockers. Greg and Pam meet her parents at their home, expecting to travel together from New York to Florida by airplane. Instead Jack (her father) shows off his RV that they will be traveling in. The parents are also taking care of their other daughter’s child while they are away in Thailand. Jack has taught his grandchild baby sign language and the only words this toddler says throughout the movie is “Ass h-o-l-e.” The only thing I did not find funny.

The Fockers are wonderfully played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand. Bernie Focker, was a lawyer until he took paternity leave to raise Greg and continued to be a stay at home dad. Roz Focker, is a successful sex therapist, author of books such as “Meet Your Orgasm!” She holds classes for elderly couples at the house.

Greg’s family is open minded, positive and quick to give anyone a hug. They are the complete opposite of the Byrnes.

In the first movie we meet Jinx the Himalayan cat, which is Jack’s pride and joy. The Fockers have a sex crazed dog that has a pants-leg fetish.

There is more sexual humor in this movie. It isn’t as good as the “Meet the Parents”, but it does have its moments and a much needed sequel. Overall I would recommend watching both movies. Especially if you have had your own “Meet the Family” ordeal and realize that it wasn’t so bad.

"Meet the Fockers" (2004), starring: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Kevin Rawley. Spencer Pickren and Bradley Pickren

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Are You a Focker?

After my own “meeting of the parents”, I had a strong urge to watch our DVDs of “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers.” I found both movies just as funny and refreshing as watching them for the first time. If you haven’t seen either of these two movies, you are missing out on a couple of hilariously funny movies.

The parents I’m referring to are the parents to my daughter’s boyfriend. We had talked to her boyfriend’s parents over the phone and converse through email. But we were short on “meeting the parents.” Our daughter has known them for three years. They love her and say she is sweet. Would they think we were sweet too?

It was a bit scary not knowing what his parents would think of us. Afterwards, I asked my daughter, “Are we the Fockers?”

Our daughter replied that in some ways, both sets of parents fit the mold. Even though, his parents are more into a healthy lifestyle. (Despite all the healthy hubs I have.)

As a birthday present, the boyfriend was allowed a bit of real butter on his pancakes. When he was at our house, he was shocked at all the butter in the refrigerator.

We figured that we should meet after all this time. Especially, since the last two winter breaks, our daughter joined them in Hawaii. Something, I will only know through her eyes.

At the end of our visiting time, it all went well. We even met the grandma. To sum it up, there is nothing wrong with being a Focker. After all…aren't we all a bit of a Focker?

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    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      So nice to get such a great detailed review, thumb up on this hub and I know I am not a life revolves around my pets, my kids are too old and live to far away. Your fan, darski

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      AndyPo 7 years ago

      Great review. I enjoyed both films, but some parts made me feel quite uncomfortable, reminding me of similar if not so extreme encounters.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Great review, I love this cast, just gotta see em all a loyal fan. Love the trailors they are fab! This is a Rate Up and Must Read! Thanks and Peace :)

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      guruette 7 years ago from Lake Park, FL

      Great review..I wonder when my son is old enough, which profile we will fit!!! I hope we aren't too scary.

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Love your personal take on this whole Fockers thing. I watched the movie some time back and yes, I find the parents creepy, but like you say, there's a little bit of fockers in us all. Thanks.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Funny movies, great review - a focker here and a focker there, everywhere a focker...

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      entertianmentplus 7 years ago from United States

      Loved the review well done.Very funny movie.

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      ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

      Great review sandy I loved these movies especially the firsrt one. I just love Deniro and he definitely has a gift. Thanks for sharing.

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      itakins 7 years ago from Irl

      Brilliant review of two of my all time favourite films-cringe worthy as they may be....I love them.

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      lol...I loved both of these movies!!

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I love the movies, too. It's happening in real life.

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      Great review on the movies. I've seen both and they are so funny.

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      lou16 7 years ago

      Great review, I loved both movies the casting was fantastic and some places were a little close to experiences I've had, but we won't go there!!

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      Gary Anderson 7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I thought that the Fockers was a better movie, one of the funniest I can remember. But De Nero was awesome in the sequel.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      hilarious, hehe but contrasting family values, I understand the series more by reading this one, Good job although I could be GREG's parents they are cool, Maita

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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good review, I will have to see the second movie.

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      gramarye 7 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      Great review of a really fun movie! I like them both!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Great reviews! I liked both films, but I thought the sequel was funnier.

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      Polly C 7 years ago from UK

      I love these two films, they're both so funnny. I haven't been in the position of 'meeting the parents' yet, my children are too young, but one day I guess I will be. A great review of two brilliant films.

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

      I haven't seen either of these but your timing with this is great. Hubby and I are searching for a good comedy, and these may fit the bill.

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      cosette 7 years ago

      i have to say, i am a huge fan of Ben Stiller, and these movies. haha great job by Robert De Niro. i sooo wanted to strangle that pert little flight attendant ;)

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      cosette, Did you catch the same flight attendant in the sequel? I thought it was a funny scene.

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      CMHypno 7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      I loved these films and you have written a great review of them Sandyspider

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      Gigi2 7 years ago from UK

      I have seen both of these and I loved them. Made me roar with laughter but lots of deep moments to savour. I have the urge to watch them again, it's been a while. Thanks, good job.

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      CastleRoy 7 years ago from RI USA

      Love these a wonderful write up.

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      Sage Williams 7 years ago

      You did an awesome review on these movies. They were both great movies. I enjoyed them both.


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      Cathi Sutton 7 years ago

      Sandyspider, Great reviews on both movies, and I enjoyed the personal family tidbits about meeting the parents of the boyfriend. Thanks for sharing!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks Cathi. The meeting of the boyfriend's parents was the scary part.

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      Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yeah, saw these a while back. Excellent and very funny. Great reviews.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks Chris.

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