New York Times - 12/22/2004
"[Streisand] generates real warmth in her intimate exchanges with Mr. Stiller and especially Mr. Hoffman."
USA Today - 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..."
Los Angeles Times - 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."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/14/2005
"[Streisand and Hoffman] are a hoot, a movable feast of heart and shtick..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2005
"[T]here are some cherishable comic exchanges between De Niro...and Dustin Hoffman."
Uncut - 03/01/2005
"[With] the still-fine interplay between Stiller and De Niro..."
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.
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