A movie that centres on the dynamics between a supposedly overprotective father who hates all potential sons-in-law and a visiting hopelessly in-love potential son-in-law who will do anything to please... Read morehis future in laws. Undoubtedly there are laughs in this movie but not enough to make up for the slowness in between. Both Stiller and de Niro are great actors, but neither is sufficiently believable for the movie to work to the extent it could. Each impending disaster builds but in most cases fizzles before it reaches a truly funny climax. Supporting cast is weak.
Our best guess for you: 3.4 stars
Average of 7460 ratings: 3.4 Stars
First comes love. Then comes the interrogation.
Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is poised to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo) during a weekend stay at her parents' home. But here's the catch...he needs to ask her father first. Alas, the fur flies as Jack Byrnes, Pam's cat-crazy, ex-CIA father, played hysterically by Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, takes an immediate dislike to her less-than-truthful beau. Greg's quest for approval gets seriously sidetracked as Murphy's Law takes over and a hilarious string of mishaps turns him into a master of disaster and total pariah in the eyes of the entire family... all except for his shell-shocked girlfriend, who can't believe she still loves her one-man wrecking crew.
Meet the Parents, from the director of Austin Powers, is an uproarious blockbuster hit that bombards you with one laugh after another, as true love tries to conquer all, against all odds