Meet the Parents Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Meet the Parents the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

If you have any sense of empathy at all, you'll be squirming uncomfortably for Greg (Stiller), a nice Jewish boy who suffers an extended brainlock when he meets his girlfriend Pam's (Polo) WASPy parents during her sister's wedding weekend. It doesn't help that one of those parents is Jack (De Niro), an ex-CIA psychological profiler who takes an immediate dislike to his prospective son-in-law. Greg starts off on the wrong foot by accidentally smashing the urn holding the ashes of Jack's mother with a champagne cork, and his luck goes down from there. The rest of the cast performs well, especially Danner as Pam's mother, and De Niro plays off of his tough guy image for a brilliant comedic performance.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Screwball Comedy, Culture Clash, Dads, Family Ties, In-Laws, Top Grossing Films of 2000, Screen Teams: Stiller & O. Wilson, Wedding Hell, Unhappy Meals, Volleyball, Fires
Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg
Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, James Rebhorn, Jon Abrahams, Owen C. Wilson, Phyllis George, Kali Rocha, Tom McCarthy, Nicole DeHuff
Peter James
Jay Roach
Randy Newman
Jon Poll

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