Meet the Fockers () - Robert De Niro as Jack Byrnes - IMDb
Little Fockers () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more Their daughter overhears and tells Jack daddy is meeting up at a hotel with Andi, the As Greg gives jack the adrenaline shot, his son walks in and screams at the sight. Meet the Fockers () Robert De Niro as Jack Byrnes. Roz Focker: The child is adorable, but you're not raising Little Buddha over here. . Jack Byrnes: Oh, you will stand down or you will be walking a beat at a retirement home in Boyton. Meet the Fockers () Dustin Hoffman as Bernie Focker. Roz Focker: The child is adorable, but you're not raising Little Buddha over here. . Jack Byrnes: Oh, you will stand down or you will be walking a beat at a retirement home in.
Owen Wilson returns as Kevin and the running joke other than him being some rich worldly hippie is that he's in love with Pam, which never amounts to anything. Alba over-ditzifies her part, which should have been played by a nameless attractive woman, proving she has no idea how to shake her type. Even Bernie and Roz Focker Hoffman and Streisand are out of place, squeezed in to appease the audience who expects them to show up.
It's actually unfortunate, because neither of them totally overdo their part or annoy us with the fact that despite the same thing happening for the third film in a row now, no one's learned their lesson.
Greg actually catches Jack spying on him on the train and after eight years of knowing each other, Greg doesn't confront him.
Meet the Fockers () - Ben Stiller as Greg Focker - IMDb
Sure this was for the sake of keeping the tension up, but at some point you can't keep milking the same goat, or cow, or cat. Yes, Jinxie returns, also with a convenient line of dialogue from Wilson who says "I had her brought in town for you when I heard about your heart," just to set up another pet mischief joke that's completely out of place at the end of the film. Basically, we're Focking tired. In a sense, there should be no surprises here.
Then again, attempted jokes such as young Henry randomly asking if girls poop from their vaginas at the dinner table, could have been replaced with something more thoughtful -- and tasteful.Meet The Parents: Little Fockers: Robert De Niro & Ben Stiller Exclusive Interview
Was this review helpful? The child is adorable, but you're not raising Little Buddha over here.
What are you saying? I'm saying that I have seen that kid eat at least 15 boogers since he's been here and and I've got news for you, Jack, prodigies don't eat there own boogers. And I've got news for you. Prodigies don't come in 10th place every time either. It's just that I've never seen people celebrate mediocrity the way you do.
Because we love our son? We hug our son? Let's get down to it. The truth is, you're so concerned about that Little Jack, but I think that it's the Little Jack in you that is crying out for a hug. The Little Jack in me?
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Jack, you have issues. I'm trying to understand why you run around with a rubber boob strapped to your chest. I mean, were you ever breastfed?
Dustin Hoffman: Bernie Focker
My guess is no. Will you spare my the drugstore pyschology. Although I didn't think Meet the Fockers was quite as funny or successful as Meet the Parents, it's still funny and successful, with a bit less of an emphasis on nonstop outrageous humor and a bit more of an emphasis on the often amusing complexities of extended family relationships.
If you've seen Meet the Parents first--and you should--some of the material, such as Gaylord's job, jokes based on the "Focker" name, and even Jack's background and disposition will have less of an impact, which initially partially depends on novelty and surprise.
For just one example, it's obvious that something is going to happen to Gaylord's rental car in New York as soon as we hear him opt out of purchasing insurance, blowing it off as a "scam" to make money.
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. 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.