Meet The Parents: Little Fockers

I was really looking forward to catching Little Fockers when I got the preview invite from the nice folks at United International Pictures.

I watched both the previous two Meet The Parents movies in the cinema. I love both the first two movies, especially the first which really got me in stitches for many of the scenes.

I found the second movie a little too trying, but funny nonetheless. This third movie is still funny and enjoyable, but overall, I do find some of the jokes a little stale after repeated use throughout the three movies (eg. the name “Gaylord Focker”; and the “I’m watching you” hand sign).

The drop-dead gorgeous Jessica Alba starred in this third movie as a ditsy nurse who tried to seduce Ben Stiller’s character. Eye-candy is always appreciated.

The main cast of Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand are always delightful to catch onscreen and is the key reason for the movie’s success, despite the relatively weaker storyline this time.


Via Wikipedia, here’s the movie plot:

Gaylord “Greg” Focker and his wife Pam, daughter of retired CIA agent Jack, have five-year-old twins, Henry and Samantha.

Jack has heart problems and appoints Greg to the new head of the family, the “Godfocker”. However, he starts to have doubt about his decision, because he thinks Greg has an affair with Andi Garcia, a sexy pharmaceutical-company representative. This is not true, the impression is due to coincidences and drunkenness of Andi. Jack even suggests to Pam that it might be better to divorce Greg and resume her relationship with Kevin Rawley, her former fiancé. Greg and Pam are annoyed by this.

In order to prove he can look after the family, Greg tries to get his children into a better school (although he almost blows the chance), build a new house (which has problems in the garden), and get his finances in order. Upon meeting Bob (Pam’s brother, Debbie’s ex-husband), he tells Greg that he has never been happier after getting off “the hamster wheel” and that he was Jack’s first choice to lead the family and gave him the name “The Bobfather”, which makes him a little upset. Jack and Greg eventually make up at the twins’ birthday party after a fight, in which Jack suffers a heart attack and Greg saves his life. The film ends four months later on Christmas when Jack, Dina, Bernie and Roz come to spend Christmas with Pam and Greg in their new house and Greg’s parents tell them that they are moving to Chicago and are going to move two houses down from theirs. To this, Jack and Dina say they will move too, because if they want to be close to their grandchildren too, which Bernie and Roz are delighted about – although both Pam and Greg insist neither should move.

Little Fockers is a cheery, fun little movie to catch over the year-end festive season. A hearty good laugh is always good to round up the year. The movie is now showing in Singapore cinemas. 🙂

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