Meet the Fockers (2004)

20110122 Comment:
This sequel falls into the norm of sequels falling short of the original movie. I think this is normally caused by the established relationship between the majority of returning characters. Nevertheless, I recall enjoying the film.

This sequel to Meet the Parents (2000) was not as funny and balanced as the first film, but had scenes that were much better and scenes that were much worse. In particular, the awkwardness between the main characters Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) and Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) still remains but to a smaller degree. Instead of focusing as much on tension between Greg and Jack, the movie shifts towards a tension between Greg and his parents due to Greg's attempt to please Jack.

Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller). Jack insisted that Greg feel the breast of the breastfeeding device he made in order to breastfeed his grandson.

While I liked the first movie more, I enjoyed the additional set of characters (Greg Focker's parents: Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) and Rozalin Focker (Barbra Streisand)) in this sequel. And of course there's Little Jack.

Overall, if you liked the first film, watching the second film would be worthwhile.

On a different note, prior to watching the film, I had recalled watching it once before, but I later realized that I remembered absolutely nothing about the film. Actually, I take that back, I explicitly remembered the fact that Greg's father never washed his pan and that Pam's dad had a secret spy console hidden in his RV.

Greg's father Bernie Focker (Dustin Focker)

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Instant Comments:
Haha. His luggage fits.
Ha. I'm pretty sure that's the same flight attendant as in the last movie.
Ha. Ha. The brick ricochets.

Dina Byrnes (Blythe Danner) and Greg's mother Rozalin Focker (Barbra Streisand).

Haha. "Honk if you're horny."
Haha. Haha. Cappuccino.
Looks a bit like capoeira.
The pants look like abadas.
Ah, indeed, "I was just practicing capoeira."
"If it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down."

Greg meets Little Jack.

Smile. Greg just backs away after "You said you milked your sister's cat."
Smile. "He was squeezing them all night." "I managed to make some lemonade too."
Haha. Ha. Ha. "I had a boob job."
"He is a handsome little Focker."
"We Fockerize them."
Greg's character is interesting. He's so self-conscious.

Dina and Greg's fiancee Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo)

"Gay goes both ways." "Oh I bet he does."
Haha. That tackle. (I remembered it happening but didn't remember it being so intense.)
"Ass... hole."
Ha. 15 years old.
He does look a lot of like Greg.
Hmm. Greg's interruptions and complaining in this film is annoying.

Little Jack (Spencer Pickren & Bradley Pickren)

I wonder if that's how truth serum works.
It's interesting because I didn't encounter capoeira until after this movie. So this capoeira
Hahaha. It's a map of Detroit.
Ha. Rusty Bridges is definitely Ben Stiller.
Haha. "Ass... hole."
It's the cop from Reno 911.

Jack Byrnes.

Hahaha. Greg's turn at the camera.

Released 20041222.
Watched 20041228 Theatre. AMC Block 30 [FOCKERS] 6:15pm. $8.
Probably watched at least once more.
Watched 20180215 (Netflix, Instant)
Meet the Fockers (2004) Jay Roach. 115 min

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