Meet the Fockers Review | Movie - Empire
Read the Empire review of Meet the Fockers. Find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. Meet the Fockers () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more. While I admit that I believed I would read comments and reviews about the crudeness of the. In the intermittently funny but largely flatulent Meet the Fockers, Greg Focker (Ben Stiller)—ready to marry Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo) after having.
On the other hand, Roach and crew make it clear from the start that they're not exactly shooting for the same style of film as Meet the Parents.
This is evident from the beginning, which cleverly pokes fun at Meet the Parents' "gradually going to hell in a handbasket" style by having everything go exactly right. Roach aims for classic scenarios of families colliding that have surprisingly serious subtexts and in the real world, these kinds of situations do have an attendant humor, at least when we're not right in the midst of them.
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Every family tends to have its own customs and norms, its own take on ethics, etiquette, politics, religion and so on. Naturally, when we try to merge families through marriages, uncomfortable, often embarrassing, and frequently tense situations abound.
Aside from the humor, this is the crux of Meet the Fockers. Another important subtext that occurs in various guises through the film and for which the potential was there in Meet the Parents even if it wasn't capitalized on in quite the same way is opening up to "free", honest expression of one's thoughts, feelings and desires versus showing a "proper" public face. This is particularly amusing and poignant in the case of Jack, whose job involved obtaining honest expression, but who is the strongest case of putting on a false public face--to an extent that he's bought into the persona himself.
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In a way, Roach and crew are suggesting that if we can really reach that ideal self-expression, maybe those family mergers, and even other kinds of cultural encounters such as the Fockers' run-in with the police could proceed more smoothly. So it's not so important whether Meet the Fockers is as funny as Meet the Parents. Roach isn't just trying to make you laugh, even though he does so frequently. Despite all the comments in others' reviews about sex-oriented humor how could you not expect that in a film with a title like this?
Jewish people, a Latina housekeeper beloved, but played as a broad caricatureuptight "WASP" behavior, law enforcement seen as either harsh and rigid or inept and buffoon-like.
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Violence There are a number of minor pratfalls and accidents, all intended to be funny. In the background of one scene, a clip of a violent moment in the film Scarface appears on a television screen.
Focker is a sex therapist and is introduced conducting a "sensuality class" for elderly couples. An oversexed dog simulates sex with a cat, a doll, and anything else he can find. There are breast-feeding jokes, "boob" jokes, poop jokes, fart jokes, and jokes and conversations about vasectomies, virginity, masturbation, circumcisions, and more.
Language includes multiple uses of "s--t" in various forms, plus "ass," "crap," "hell," etc. A baby repeatedly says "asshole" his first word.
Some typical lines are: A former CIA agent administers sodium pentathol truth serum to an unsuspecting victim. What parents need to know Parents need to know that in the pursuit of laughs, Meet the Fockers stretches the PG rating in terms of subject matter and language.