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      Meet the Parents

      PG-13 Released Oct 6, 2000 1h 48m Comedy List
      85% Tomatometer 148 Reviews 79% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Everything that can possibly go wrong for groom-to-be Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) does. The problems begin with Greg's disastrous first meeting with his girlfriend's family -- most notably her intimidating father Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and it's all downhill from there. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Despite sometimes sitcom-like execution, Meet the Parents is a hilarious look at familial relationships that works mostly because the chemistry between its two leads is so effective.

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      Wendy Ide Times (UK) It’s just that it’s the kind of comedy that’s as likely to have you gnawing your fist in an agony of embarrassment as it is to make you laugh. Feb 9, 2024 Full Review Bob Thomas Associated Press Meet the Parents isn't as funny as There's Something About Mary, nor as outrageous. But it confirms that Ben Stiller is the best of today's young practitioners of frustration comedy. Jul 17, 2019 Full Review Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader Scenes that should have been uproarious are weaker than many of the movie's smaller moments, whose everyday humor isn't specific to the plot or characters. Apr 9, 2012 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Meet the Parents may not demand repeat viewings—a number of the jokes are based in shock humor, therefore don’t last beyond their first exposure—but that first time, it’s an incredibly funny studio comedy. Rated: 3/4 Aug 3, 2023 Full Review Michael Kleinschrodt Times-Picayune Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller seem evenly matched, making effective foils. Rated: 3/4 May 30, 2019 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...large swaths of the proceedings feel as though they'd be more at home within a garden-variety sitcom. Rated: 2/4 Dec 20, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ciaran S Meet the Parents is a surprisingly good romantic comedy film that doesn't take itself too seriously, it has a lot of heart, whit, a lot of charm & laughs, but had no idea it was based on the 1992 film of the same name. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review Dionisis T An amazing comedy with a plot that I would definitely never want to experience in my life... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/19/24 Full Review Larry K Classic movie. Ben Stiller is so underrated Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/09/24 Full Review Me D A very simple plot with priceless jokes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Audience Member Classic - good slap stick humor - really enjoyed it Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Logan D Solid comedy movie. Laughed incredibly hard at the scene of Greg and Jack racing to get home first. Simple plot and good ending. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Greg Says Grace Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Greg Says Grace 2:21 Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Greg Has to Wait Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Greg Has to Wait 1:11 Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Milking Cats Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Milking Cats 2:58 Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Kevin the Ex Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Kevin the Ex 2:44 Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Racing Home Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Racing Home 2:51 Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Will You Be My Son-In-Law? Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Will You Be My Son-In-Law? 2:38 Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Up In Flames Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Up In Flames 2:34 Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Lie Detector Test Meet the Parents: Official Clip - Lie Detector Test 2:39 Meet the Parents: Official Clip - The Circle of Trust Meet the Parents: Official Clip - The Circle of Trust 1:56 Meet the Parents: Official Clip - It's Only a Game, Focker! Meet the Parents: Official Clip - It's Only a Game, Focker! 2:03 View more videos
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      Synopsis Everything that can possibly go wrong for groom-to-be Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) does. The problems begin with Greg's disastrous first meeting with his girlfriend's family -- most notably her intimidating father Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and it's all downhill from there.
      Director
      Jay Roach
      Producer
      Robert De Niro, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Tenenbaum
      Screenwriter
      John Hamburg, Jim Herzfeld, Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke
      Distributor
      DreamWorks SKG, Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Nancy Tenenbaum Productions, Universal Pictures, Tribeca Productions, DreamWorks Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Drug References|Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 6, 2000, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 7, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $166.2M
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS, Surround, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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