Following the knee-slapping hit MEET THE PARENTS, director Jay Roach once again keeps audiences roaring with laughter as he presents this hilarious sequel. This time, young engaged couple Pam (Teri Polo) and Greg (Ben Stiller) are getting their parents together a few months before the wedding. Greg nervously plans out every detail of the trip, only to be usurped by Pam's domineering ex-CIA-man father (Robert DeNiro). Not only has he purchased an RV, insisting they'll be driving from New York City to the Fockers' home in Miami, but he's bringing along his perfect baby grandson. When they finally arrive at the Fockers' house, Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand), turn out to be sex-addicted hippies and not at all what the Byrnes (DeNiro and Blythe Danner) had expected. With one pitfall after another, the film takes the concept of awkward in-law experiences to new heights, from stories about past sexual experiences to detailed discussion of current ones. What's worse, the Fockers are teaching the baby curse words and weaning him on rum, to the shock of his overprotective grandparents. Every conversation is totally inappropriate and downright embarrassing, keeping audiences braced for the next disaster. Along the way, all six cast members turn in topnotch performances, with Hoffman, Streisand, and Stiller leading the charge in true Focker spirit.
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro
Director: Jay Roach
Producer: Jane Rosenthal, Jay Roach, Robert De Niro
Full Frame - 1.33
Dual Layer Single Sided
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - English
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - French
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound - Spanish
Additional Release Material:
Alternate Version -1. Extended Version Of The Film
Feature Commentary - 1. Jay Roach - Director/Jon Poll - Editor & Co-Producer
Featurette - 1. Inside The Litter Box: Behind-The-Scenes With Jinx The Cat
2. THE MANARY GLAND
3. MATT LAUER MEETS THE FOCKERS
4. FOCKERS' FAMILY PORTRAIT
5. THE ADVENTURES OF A BABY WRANGLER
Cast And Filmmakers
THEATRICAL RELEASE: DECEMBER 22, 2004
"[Streisand] generates real warmth in her intimate exchanges with Mr. Stiller and especially Mr. Hoffman."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (12/22/2004)
"De Niro's deadpan, overbearing style again works like a charm. Stiller, as the comic foil, has some funny moments as well..."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (12/22/2004)
"The pleasures of MEET THE FOCKERS are many and varied....One of those relatively rare comedies that's at once puerile, charming and very funny throughout."
Los Angeles Times - Carina Chocano (12/22/2004)
"[Streisand and Hoffman] are a hoot, a movable feast of heart and shtick..."
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (01/14/2005)
"[T]here are some cherishable comic exchanges between De Niro...and Dustin Hoffman."
Sight and Sound - Edward Lawrenson (02/01/2005)
"[With] the still-fine interplay between Stiller and De Niro..."
Uncut - David Stubbs (03/01/2005)
Recording Mode: (unknown)
Extra Info: Full Frame