Meet the Fockers - Wikipedia
Meet the Fockers, sometimes referred to as Meet the Parents 2, is a American comedy They first fly to Oyster Bay, New York, on Long Island, to pick up Pam's father, retired CIA operative Jack Byrnes, her mother Dina and one- year-old. Gaylord Myron "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) and his fiancée to pick up Pam's father, retired CIA operative Jack. I was just going over my answers to the polygraph test your dad just gave me. Meet The Parents — Nurse Greg Focker attempts to propose to his.
By now, the entire Byrnes family, including Pam, agrees that it is best for Greg to leave. Unwillingly, Greg goes to the airport where he is detained by airport security for refusing to check in his recently returned luggage. Back at the Byrnes household, Jack tries to convince his wife and Pam that Greg would be an unsuitable husband.Meet The Fockers - Ass Hole
Upon receiving retribution from both his wife and Pam, Jack realizes that Pam truly loves Greg. Jack rushes to the airport, convinces airport security to release Greg and brings him back to the Byrnes household. Greg proposes to Pam. She accepts, and her parents agree that they should now meet Greg's parents. After Debbie's wedding, Jack views footage of Greg recorded by hidden cameras that he had placed strategically around their house. As Jack watches Greg and hears what Greg has to say, Jack gets furious at Greg for the insults towards Jack and his son Deny, who Jack believes is still innocent with the drugs.
Jack then turns the TV off with hostility dreading the fact that Greg is going to be his future son-in-law.
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Meet the Fockers [ edit ] Main article: But rather than going to the airport as planned, Jack decides to drive the family to Miami to meet the Fockers in his new RV. Once they arrive, they are greeted by Greg's eccentric but fun-loving and amiable father, Bernie Hoffmanand mother, Roz Streisandwho is a sex therapist for elder couples. Worried that Jack may be put off by the Fockers' lifestyle, Greg convinces Roz to pretend that she is a yoga instructor for the weekend.
Though Jack and Bernie get off to a good start, small cracks begin to form between Jack and the Fockers, due to their contrasting personalities. Things are made worse when a chase between the Fockers' dog, Moses, and the Byrnes' cat, Jinx, culminates with Jinx flushing Moses down the RV's toilet, forcing Bernie to destroy it to save Moses, and later on when Bernie accidentally injures Jack's back during a game of football.
Pam, meanwhile, informs Greg that she is pregnant, but the two decide to keep it a secret from Jack, who does not know they are having sex. Jack, however, becomes suspicious of Greg's character again when they are introduced to the Focker's housekeeper, Isabel Villalobos Alanna Ubachwith whom Bernie reveals Greg had a sexual affair fifteen years before.
Jack later takes the RV to Isabel's fifteen-year-old son, Jorge Ray Santiagoto fix the toilet, but is disturbed by Jorge's striking resemblance to Greg and begins to suspect he may be Greg's son with Isabel.
Growing envious of Bernie and Roz's active sex life, Dina consults Roz on sex tips in order to seduce Jack, but none of them work. Things eventually come to a crunch when Greg is left alone to babysit Little Jack, whom Jack has been raising via the Ferber method. Despite Jack's instructions to leave Little Jack to self-soothe, Greg cannot bear to listen to Little Jack's cries and tends to the boy to cheer him up, turning the television on to Sesame Streetacting funny and inadvertently teaching Little Jack to say "asshole".
A brief phone call from Roz is long enough for Little Jack to wander out of his pen after Jinx opens it by accidentput on Scarface and glue his hands to a rum bottle. After a furious argument with the Fockers and his own family though amends are quickly madeJack reverts to his old ways and sends Greg and Jorge's hair samples for a DNA test, while inviting Jorge to the Focker's planned engagement party in hopes of getting Greg to admit he is Jorge's father.
At the engagement party, Jack introduces Greg to Jorge, and later when Greg refuses to admit Jorge is his son, Jack injects him with a truth serum to make him talk. On stage, Greg blurts out that Pam is pregnant and that Jorge is indeed his son in a comically Darth Vader -esque manner before finally passing out.
When the others realize Jack's actions the next day, another argument ensues and Dina admits that they all knew Pam was pregnant and deliberately did not tell him. Shocked and hurt by this, Jack leaves with his grandson. Bernie and Greg give pursuit, but are tasered and arrested by a corrupt deputy sheriff, LeFlore Tim Blake Nelsonfor speeding. Jack returns to defend them after being informed Greg is not Jorge's father his real father turns out to be a baseball player who also resembles Gregbut the overzealous LeFlore tasers and arrests him as well.
In their cell, Greg, Jack and Bernie make up and are released by the local judge, Ira Shelley Bermanwho is a student of Roz and close friend of the Focker family.
During the credits, Jack watches hidden baby-cam footage of the Fockers giving attention to Little Jack over Jack's previous objections: Roz gives Little Jack chocolate, Bernie advises him to use his crying to disagree with everything Jack says, and Greg pretends to drunkenly tell Little Jack to keep it a secret that he left to smoke pot, not answer the phone, when he left Little Jack unattended which resulted in Jack gluing his hands to a rum bottle and that Pam is not really pregnant and only said it so that Jack would let them get married.
Greg then pretends to only just discover the camera but then after making mocking gestures at it, you realize that Greg knew about it all along and none of the things he said before were true.
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Little Fockers [ edit ] Main article: Little Fockers Gaylord "Greg" Focker Stiller is preparing to celebrate his twins' fifth birthday party. Recently, Jack has been diagnosed with a heart condition and become embittered by his daughter Debbie's divorce from her husband, Bob whose marriage was the social event in Meet the Parents and how Jack was introduced to Gregfor cheating on her with a nurse. Jack's plan was originally to name Bob as his successor of the Byrnes family, but decides to pass the role to Greg, naming him "The Godfocker".
My full review is after the jump. Meet the Parents is a prime product of a director, writer and cast that just fit perfectly. On paper, it may have not even looked that good.
Pairing a serious dramatic actor with a comedian like Ben Stiller may have sounded like a risk. Yet they made a great match on-screen. When reservation is required, each actor is able to offer it seamlessly.
When the stakes are raised, they rise to the challenge. This allows the comedy to easily and freely flow. You really get the sense every person in the cast is who they say they are.
I attribute the reason for this to director Jay Roach. He nicely kept the final product grounded within its context. He did the same thing with the Austin Powers franchise. No matter what happens in Meet The Parents that would sound ridiculous in any other context or if you said it yourself, the audience never becomes aware of it.
Meet the Fockers did two things infour years after its predecessor: Fockers wanted to expand the family of the franchise and raise the wackiness across the board. Barbara Streisand and Dustin Hoffman are delightful additions to the cast of this film. It was a successful move to bring in bigger names to match the other side of the spectrum we already knew, Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro. I think the biggest problem with this movie, if you have any real problem with it, is in its vertical growth.
In Meet the Fockers, you now have a retired C. Many other directors, perhaps young ones, would not have allowed that to pass. They may consider this movie a lost opportunity in that respect.