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Despite sometimes sitcom-like execution, Meet the Parents is a hilarious look at familial relationships that works mostly because the chemistry between its two leads is so effective. Read critic reviews

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Everything that can possibly go wrong for groom-to-be Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) does. The problems begin with Greg's disastrous first meeting with his girlfriend's family -- most notably her intimidating father Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and it's all downhill from there.

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  • Jan 17, 2015
    Meet the Parents boasts having De Niro as the father whose heart the main character (Stiller) should win to marry the girl of his dreams. For that alone, this film cannot be missed.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Jan 08, 2015
    Pretty funny. Not really anything special, and definitely not as great as everyone says it is, but it's funny enough.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2013
    "Meet the Parents" remains a solid comedy. In the film, a man named Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) plans to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo), but first Greg must get through impressing Pam's father Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro), an ex-CIA agent. Hilarity ensues.
    Billie P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2012
    Awkward humor has never been my cup of tea, but in "Meet the Parents," the two leads have such great chemistry that it makes the awkwardness somewhat bearable. Ben Stiller has a couple of great scenes to himself, but it's Robert De Niro in a memorable role that gets most of the credit. This is one of the best parts he's played in years, and most of the humor stems from his character. "Meet the Parents" isn't well-made or 'classic' in any sense of the word, but's funny and quotable and has some scenes that won't be forgotten.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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