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Meet the Parents

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Jay Roach

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About the Movie

Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is poised to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo) during a weekend stay at her parents' home. But here's the catch... he needs to ask her father first. Alas, the fur flies as Jack Byrnes, Pam's cat-crazy, ex-CIA father, played hysterically by Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, takes an immediate dislike to her less-than-truthful beau. Greg's quest for approval gets seriously sidetracked as Murphy's Law takes over and a hilarious string of mishaps turns him into a master of disaster and total pariah in the eyes of the entire family... all except his shell-shocked girlfriend, who can't believe she still loves her one-man wrecking crew. Meet the Parents, from the director of Austin Powers, is an uproarious blockbuster hit that bombards you with one laugh after another, as true love tries to conquer all, against all odds.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 146
  • Fresh: 122
  • Rotten: 24
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Meet the Parents doesn't sparkle like Vincente Minnelli's Father of the Bride. But with bubbly adult comedies at such a premium, it goes down like a flute of Champagne, leaving an aftertaste of giggles. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Fresh: A hilarious hodgepodge of The In-Laws and Annie Hall, in which De Niro gives his best comic performance to date. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: Alas, poor Focker. He can't help himself. And we can't help ourselves from falling about, equally helpless, at this superbly antic movie. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: 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. – Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader, Apr 9, 2012

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Customer Reviews


i love this movie it is so funny. you should watch it!

i want to buy this movie

no more renting itunes please let us buy this movie this movie is halarious funny it is something you can watch again and agian please let us buy this

Absolutely Hilarious

Loved this movie when it came out. Funny film addressing stereotypes still common today.

Meet the Parents
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2000

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