Meet the Parents2000
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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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.
Audience Reviews for Meet the Parents
A cool funny film as Ben Stiller has to win over his girlfriends parents. Some very funny scenes with De Niro as the protective father.
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.
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.|