disaster looms for male nurse Greg Focker (Stiller) when his straight-laced,
ex-CIA father-in-law (De Niro) asks to meet his wildly unconventional
mum and dad (Streisand and Hoffman).
2000, Jay Roach and gang conceived a movie about any fiancée’s
worst nightmare, meeting one’s future in-laws, and it left
the world in stitches. The movie succeeded in doing more than that
for it also made the surname, Focker, a household name. Fast forward
to the present day and the Fockers are back with a vengeance. And
this time, it’s cool to get “Focker-ised” as the
Byrnes would learn.
movie is basically about one set of parents meeting the other. In
doing so, the Byrnes take a road trip to Focker Isle and what ensues
is a fine example of what would happen when two polar opposites
meet. If you had been previously acquainted with Ben Stiller’s
Gaylord Focker and the Byrnes family, led by Robert DeNiro, you’ll
be in familiar territory with the male nurse, interrogation and
circle of trust jokes.
jokes come fast and furious in Meet The Fockers, double then what
they had in the last outing. From sex therapy to virginity issues
to truth serum to baby’s first word, the gang bares it all
and keeps no skeletons in the closet.
Nevertheless, as much as Meet The Fockers offers twice the fun compared
to its predecessor, it appears too over the top at times.
movie’s sales will continue to soar in the long run, for amidst
scathing criticism, the Byrnes and the Fockers still possess charm,
love and most importantly, fun.
MOVIE RATING: B
Review by Mohamad Shaifulbahri