Meet the Parents Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Meet the Parents the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
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.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
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
Screenplay
Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg
Cast
Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, James Rebhorn, Jon Abrahams, Owen C. Wilson, Phyllis George, Kali Rocha, Tom McCarthy, Nicole DeHuff
Cinematography
Peter James
Director
Jay Roach
Music
Randy Newman
Other
Jon Poll

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