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About the Movie
Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-CIA father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro), but one important test still lies ahead: Will Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family’s next “Godfocker”... or will the circle of trust be broken for good? Returning co-stars Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand are joined by newcomers Jessica Alba, Laura Dern and Harvey Keitel in this hysterical family affair.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 148
- Fresh: 14
- Rotten: 134
- Average Rating: 3.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It may be time to try another household for laughs.
Rotten: The second sequel to 2000's Meet the Parents defines uncalled for. Little Fockers is upchuckingly unfunny.
Rotten: They kill me, these guys. No, seriously. If they make any more of these movies, they might as well kill me.
Rotten: The Focker franchise has become such a swell payday that now everyone wants in on the act; apparently even the original stars are allowed only a plus-one.
Lemmings From the Land of Rotten Tomatoes
I can’t believe I’m saying (typing) this, but: What’s with all the negativity from critics? It’s really not the terrible waste of time (and space) that they’ve made it out to be. Sure, Ben Stiller does get a bit grating in the beginning; his attempt to humorously convey a sense of leadership and entitlement as soon as DeNiro abdicates the throne is a failure as it’s basically all of Stiller’s most irritating idiosyncrasies focused, as if under a high-powdered microscope. This is not to say he didn’t consciously make an effort to seem foolish, but clearly the sense of slap-worthiness evinced was brought about unwittingly (and yes, slightly pretentious diction--especially considering this is in the context of a stupid movie review--but I honestly tried to find less esoteric synonyms for the sake of you people—though as you can see, I didn’t find any I liked).
Italian: Good job, Robert DeNiro. In your old age, you’ve transformed from a competent dramatic actor to a talented comedic performer. Stick to comedies.
Little Focker Henry: You’re awesome! You look just like a mini Kristin Schaal! I want you in all my movies.
Owen Wilson: Stop evoking Hansel. This isn’t Zoolander. Honestly. You went from super-lucky financier to what… Ayurvedic, I Ching, Kaballah master? And you hang out with monks and models now, too? Please.
Director: Not bad. I’d like to know how you made Chicago look so nice. A little extra color saturation? No, not a film student: Just curious. Contact me by telepathy whenever you get a free second.
P.S. Jessica Alba, how much are you in love with your husband, “Cash”? Any chance of a divorce in the near future? Do you like tennis? I think we should play tennis. Oh, btw, I just spent 10 seconds reviewing Cash’s Tweets. Delve into the mind of Cash “how lucky can you get” Warren for a second: “At the end of the day you have to look yourself in the mirror and be honest about the effort you put forth. Give everything you do 100%” Yes. Brilliant. However did you come up with that? You know what? You, Cash, should write a book. A novel. Forget Roth’s American Pastoral: We need your insights, Cash! We need your cognition poured into what will inevitably be the next great American novel. Tell us all about trying hard, and being grateful, and if you have time, maybe you can indulge us with your philosophy regarding sharing and respecting the elderly? Btw, Alba, your hair looks best like that, dark with some highlights. The bright hair isn’t for you. Why you ask? Well enter my aesthetic mind: The juxtaposition of relatively modest hair with your thoroughly natural beauty enhances your face by creating a closed dichotomy, forcing us to judge relatively the value of both elements. Tennis?
This is the best movie ever. It is full of laughs, comedy, and a little drama too. I recommend this movie highly
I Liked It
Is it a great follow up to the genius Meet the Fockers, no. Is it the worst movie of the year like everyone says it is, not even close. Watch and laugh like the great viewers you are, the critics can go kiss the feet of Peter Travers some more (It seems like if he doesn't like a movie, the whole industry must follow like a bunch of sheep). I thought it was pretty funny, Robert DeNiro made me laughing the hardest. The whole mystery of Greg and the secretary played by Jessica Alba was also very compelling. Little Fockers is definitely worth your time and money, thumbs up.