Of course everything that can go wrong, does, including the disappearance of Dad's beloved Himalayan cat, Jinxie. 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. 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? Jay Roach directs and he does a good job with the movie though it was a little too long. It's silly and gets a little old but it somehow works with the other repetitious low-down gags. A child actor's also been added to the cast, and he's a scene-stealer.
Hilarity ensures, some crude, some overtly sexual. So maybe 7 years ago it wasn't a 10. They should have taken some things out to keep the film shorter and interesting. Focker, who are as different from them as can be. Dustin Hoffman, Robert Deniro and Ben Stiller are great.
. The best was clearly Dustin Hoffman as Greg's dad. In typical Hollywood sequel fashion, we already know that the Byrnses are somewhat reserved, set in their ways. He was the grandson of Jack De Niro and he was very annoying. In 2005, I'm sorry to report that these living-legend actors have been inducted -- however profitably to themselves -- in the ongoing mission to Keep DreamWorks Afloat. However, the reviews started coming in and they were all negative so I was a little discouraged. DeNiro, Hoffman, and Streisand show some incredible comic timing in this film.
I and the rest of the audience for that matter laughed hardily throughout. By having all the negatives reviews of this classic comic gem being shown first here online? Teri Polo nicely plays Greg's fiancée Pam. Roach isn't just trying to make you laugh, even though he does so frequently. As you know, the premise of the movie is very simple. In typical Hollywood sequel fashion, we already know that the Byrnses are somewhat reserved, set in their ways.
Greg is not too eager to reveal his parents' true nature to his fiancee's parents as they all come to visit to get to know one another better. But with all the misunderstandings, spying, and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack's final test and become the family's next patriarch, or will the circle of trust be broken for good? I usually cannot stand her but she was alright in the movie. The cast is great and they help move the film along nicely. Despite the reviews being lukewarm, I went to see this movie on a recent afternoon because I had a couple of hours between holiday visits to friends. The casting in this film, bringing together the stars of the original with Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand as Greg aka Gaylord Focker's parents, is sensational. You will believe that Bernie and Roz amazing performances by Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand are Greg Focker's parents. But with all the misunderstandings, spying, and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack's final test and become the family's next patriarch, or will the circle of trust be broken for good? Greg is not too eager to reveal his parents' true nature to his fiancee's parents as they all come to visit to get to know one another better.
I decided that since it remained at the top of the box office for another week, maybe, just maybe there was something redeeming about it. Oh also add in some baby low-brow by Spencer and Bradley Pickeren, two adorable twins playing Little Jack. In America that denominator appears to be getting lower, year after year. It was the only film that fit my schedule. The original was very funny and it had a great repeat value. The critics really need to lighten up since they turned away a fine comedy. He needs to remind us that he was once considered the greatest screen actor since Brando.
Roz is the main breadwinner from her business as a sex therapist to the elderly. Another favorite of mine are the touch football sequence. I can't believe the lackluster reviews that this film has received. All in all, when you know the cast is having a good time, the audience does too. Blythe Danner gives a decent performance, nothing really special. Teri Polo was the only miscast in the movie. When Greg and Pam's entire clan--including Pam's lovelorn ex, Kevin Owen Wilson --descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he's fully capable as the man of the house.
Jay Roach directs and he does a good job with the movie though it was a little too long. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. Coincidentally, a sister also has announced her wedding to a young doctor. In the end, please ignore the critics and check this film out in theaters. Throughout the film, there are themes that everyone has experienced but most of all, how important love is. I will be seeing this one more than once. The funniest Fockers, however, now I'm doing it are Greg's parents Bernie and Roz, a loose and liberal Florida hippy couple still living in the last century and enjoying every minute of it.