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Meet the Parents

2000 American comedy film written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach Website

Approval Rate: 92%

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    Mon Jun 08 2009

    This is a big one from both De Niro and Stiller! De Niro, especially, knows how to blend well in a comedy: he's been parodied numerous times, but to see him in an actual comedy works even better. The rest of the cast makes it all the more engrossing. This will certainly bring big laughs and even bigger hearts.

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    Sat Mar 28 2009

    I am one of those who is rather late getting around to watching this show. It is very funny and was worth the wait. It features Ben Stiller as Gaylord 'Greg' Fokker and Teri Polo as his fiancee, Pam Byrnes. Although they have been together for awhile, he has not met his future in laws. This movie centers around their trip to do just that. Robert DeNiro stars as father-in-law to be Jack Byrnes and Blythe Danner is Dina, his wife. Byrnes is a formidable character and a nightmare for any potential son-in-law. He thinks no one is good enough for his baby and Fokker is certainly no exception. The dynamics between these two are priceless. DeNiro really steals the show. This is full of laughs from start to finish. It is a good time.

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    Mon Sep 29 2008

    Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are really good in this movie. Its funny and Robert DeNiro plays a great overbearing father.

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    Tue Sep 02 2008

    Meet the Parents starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller is not that funny or original. Blythe Danner is pretty good in this but Teri Polo is one horrible actress, she's so lame and wooden. I have never been a Stiller fan but his chemistry with De Niro makes this movie not so dreadful. I don't why but I saw the sequel to this film a few years ago I enjoyed that one more than this. The jokes are somewhat crude but if you like those kind of comdies than this film is for you.

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    Sun Aug 31 2008

    I enjoy this film & it's follow up "Meet the Fockers". Certainly NOT the best film ever made-far from it. Enjoyable. I am NOT a fan of Ben Stiller's. This is 1 of the 4 films I like where he is in a starring role. The other 2 "Night at the Museum" & "There's Something About Mary" HE BASICALLY PLAYED THE SAME ROLE IN ALL 3 FILMS. A nobody reacting to things going on around him & overreacting. I actually like the follow up film more than the original. Another negative of the original: Owen Wilson Only got to see him briefly in the 2cd film. Randy Newman's same old music-we've heard in films over the years & they all sound the same. Good NOT GREAT extras on the DVD package. Hard to feel for Stiller's character in either film when his character lies all the time. The speeding to get back to Jack's (DeNiro's) house because of the Jinx? the cat lost bit. WHERE WAS THE NEEDED REACTION FROM THE OTHER CHARACTERS ABOUT GREG SPEEDING & BEING UNSAFE?