Meet the Parents (2000)
Critic Consensus: 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.
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as Jack Byrnes
as Greg Focker
as Pam Byrnes
as Dina Byrnes
as Kevin Rawley
as Larry Banks
as Denny Byrnes
as Debbie Byrnes
as Bob Banks
as Linda Banks
as Flight Attendant
as Norm the Interrogator
as Pharmacy Clerk
as Animal Shelter Worker
as Chicago Airport Security
as Hospital Patient
as Ticket Agent
as Father O'Boyle
as Lost Luggage Clerk
as Late Night Courier
as Little Girl
as Little Boy
as Little Boy
as Little Boy
as Wedding Worker
as Airport Policeman
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for Meet the Parents
Scenes that should have been uproarious are weaker than many of the movie's smaller moments, whose everyday humor isn't specific to the plot or characters.
Alas, poor Focker. He can't help himself. And we can't help ourselves from falling about, equally helpless, at this superbly antic movie.
When the script puts its faith in the audience, allowing us to find the laughs on our own, the film is irresistible, a bright lark. Yet when the writers panic, upping the antic volume and shifting into crazed sitcom gear, the lark stops.
A hilarious hodgepodge of The In-Laws and Annie Hall, in which De Niro gives his best comic performance to date.
Meet the Parents is a one- -- well, maybe two- -- joke idea that starts out goofy and fun, but soon runs out of verbal or visual ammunition.
Audience Reviews for Meet the Parents
Uses very quiet like performances with hilarious outcomes. A different comedy that stands out amongst the toilet-slapstick-fart-joke movies that are coming out nowadays.
I wish some of the slapstick gags were funnier than they were but there's no denying that as a whole, the movie was funny. DeNiro and Ben Stiller were absolutely flawless working with eachother and they had a lot of comedic charm. I do wish that it focused more on the laughs than the sitcomish drama. It wasn't perfect but Meet the Parents deals with issues in a hilarious and equally energetic way.
Very funny movie about a guy who meets his girlfriend's parents for the first time. Her dad is suspicious of him. Love Robert's character. Owen is great as the ex-boyfriend. Feel sorry for Ben, should have gone home earlier!
Meet the Parents Quotes
|Greg Focker:||Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb, what are you gonna do, arrest me?!|
|Greg Focker:||How about you take those little sticks out of your hair and realise that I am a person with feelings.|
|Jack Byrnes:||(In slow-mo) Spike the ball FOCKER!!!!!!|
|Jack Byrnes:||[in slow-mo] Spike the ball FOCKER!|
|Greg Focker:||I'm gonna go upstairs and pay a visit to the shower fairy.|
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