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Meet The Parents (2000)

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Meet The Parents (2000)


Robert De Niro
Ben Stiller
Teri Polo
Blythe Danner
Owen Wilson

Directed by Jay Roach

Once in a while you feel like seeing something from the old days, thirteen years ago to be exact and I found myself watching Meet The Parents again and I never appreciated it more than I did now.
The movie is remake on a 1992 film of the same name, which was written and directed Greg Gilenna who also started in the movie. The 1992 version was an independent film and cost only 100,000 dollars. Later on Universal Studios bought the film rights and pumped money (55 Million) into an expanded version of the 1992 film and Meet The Parents (2000) was born.

When the makers made this movie there was no plan for a part two or three so what you are watching is the raw masterpiece of when Robert De Niro met Ben Stiller and I just found myself laughing all the way through, the comedy in this movie is first class, the delivery is done with precession, each comic moment hit home and when you are watching this movie you will fully appreciate the acting force of the duo (De Niro and Stiller).

Like its predecessor the movie is about Greg and when he met his would be in-laws. Here Greg (Ben Stiller) has intension of marrying his live in girlfriend Pam Byrnes, but decided to get her father’s (Robert De Niro) approval before he proposes to her.

So Greg followed Pam to her parent’s house as preparations were being made for Pam’s sister wedding thinking it was the best opportunity for him to meet Pam’s parents and then get her father’s permission. As simple as it may look, things didn’t work out as planned as Greg became a menace in the Byrnes house, from almost blinding the soon to be bride to losing the cat, burning down the altar and flooding the septic tank. Greg ended up making life hell for the Byrnes.

The other cast in the movie also added to the fun, especially from Owen Wilson, the movie cast may have been why the budget was that high but it was totally worth it, and I’m going to save this movie in archive to see in the near future.

After this movie, there was Meet The Fockers (2004) and Little Fockers (2010), both were just far from being as good as the first and the introduction of Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand in the further sequels were just fun in the first (Meet the Fockers) and over stretched in the second.

I totally advice that you do as I did and go see this movie again, I guaranty that it will be worth it.


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