Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Meet the Fockers Focking Hilarious!

Meet the Fockers (sequel to Meet the Parents) stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, and Teri Polo with a brief cameo by Owen Wilson.

My Plot Summary: In preparation for the upcoming wedding, the Byrnes family (along with Greg/Gaylord and Pam) heads down to Florida to meet the Fockers. With them comes their grandson, Little Jack, and the ever-loveable Mr. Jinx (the toilet-flushing cat). The notoriously uptight and straight Byrnes, Jack and Dina, meet their match in the free-spirited Fockers, Bernie and Roz.

This movie is hilarious. It carries the same kind of humor and delivery as the first one only with an added dose of personality and wit. Hoffman and Streisand are *perfect* as the Focker parents. Absolutely perfect! The casting was dead on. Not just Jewish and free-spirited but eccentric like you won't believe! For example, Streisand's character, Greg's mom, is a sex therapist for the elderly! You can imagine how that plays with Dustin Hoffman as her husband and the straight-laced, ex-CIA father in law. Too too funny.

I also loved the few parallels between this and the first movie. I don't want to elaborate on this, partially because I don't want to give anything away and partially because it's a bit difficult. Suffice it to say that they exist and are noticeable if you keep your eyes open.

I really don't know what else to say. There are so many hilarious points in the movie but I don't want to give any of them away because you really should go see this. It's a funny movie. In this day and age, no small feat. Of course it almost goes without saying, make sure you saw the first movie before you see this one. And I can practically guarantee that if you liked the first movie then you'll also like this one. As for me, I thoroughly enjoyed it and will get the DVD when it comes out. I'll watch it again and laugh even more, only with a beer in hand instead of a water.

ALAN'S MOVIE RATING: DVD-Worthy. Hands down.