Meet the Parents (2000)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance


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Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.


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24 October 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
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| De Niro The Comedian
Odd to state that "Robert De Niro is the star of this comedy," but that's the case here. One doesn't normally associate him with comedy, but he's a pretty versatile actor, and can play a lot more characters than Mafia-type thugs. He's also a pretty darned good comedian, as he first proved way back in the early '80s with Rupert Pupkin in "The King of Comedy."

Anyway, De Niro and Ben Stiller provide a lot of laughs in this modern-day comedy. No sense going into detail as there are plenty of other reviews here. I hate to see the "hero" of a movie being a character who is chronic liar (Stiller's "Greg Focker") but that's not unusual in the world of films. That, and Blythe Danner's excessive use of God's name as exclamations gets annoying.

Other than that, it's a fun movie that turned out to be a hit and justifiably so. I imagine you could get a lot of laughs from watching this over and over. That would be better than watching the sequel.

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Release Date:

6 October 2000

Language

English, Thai, Spanish, Hebrew, French


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

364 Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington, NY 11050, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,623,300 8 October 2000

Gross USA:

$166,244,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$330,444,045

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