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Meet the Parents

By |2018-03-21T18:30:58+01:00March 30th, 2005|Reviews|


Date: 2000

Director: Jay Roach

Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson,


he awful 2004 sequel (“Meet the Fockers”) celebrates the charms of Jay Roach’s original. Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller enjoy every minute of their comic duel between future father-in-law and fumbling bridegroom (a male nurse, of course). Even Owen Wilson jumps through hoops to make his extended cameo hit home. The slapstick is a parody of a 1950s American comedy of manners: vulgar, goofy, and high on happy endings. Inconsequential but sweet paint-the-cat fun.

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