Meet the Parents/Meet the Fockers

MEET THE PARENTS (12)
D: Jay Roach
Dreamworks (Nancy Tenenbaum, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro & Jay Roach)
US 2000
108 mins

Comedy

W: Jim Herzfeld & John Hamburg [based on the screenplay by Greg Glienna & Mary Ruth Clarke]
DP: Peter James
Ed: Jon Poll
Mus: Randy Newman

Ben Stiller (Gaylord 'Greg' Focker), Robert De Niro (Jack Byrnes), Blythe Danner (Dina Byrnes), Teri Polo (Pam Byrnes), Owen Wilson (Kevin Rawley), James Rebhorn (Dr. Larry Banks)

Ben Stiller has a week to forget when he visits the in-laws-to-be with his fiancé and faces the inauguration from hell from her stern father, a former CIA agent, very set in his conservative ways.
There are some genuinely funny moments in this smash hit comedy, with a good on-screen double act between Stiller and Robert DeNiro. Far too many jokes revolve around Ben Stiller's characters name (Focker) which were stretched beyond breaking point in the inevitable sequel (Meet The Fockers).
There are a couple of cringeworthy moments, but it's generally a good-natured romantic comedy, based on a 1992 film which flew so low under the radar, it would be miracle if anyone even knew of its existence, nevermind actually seen it.
6/10

Robert DeNiro & Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents
Robert DeNiro & Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents
MEET THE FOCKERS (12)
D: Jay Roach
Dreamworks (Jane Rosenthal & Robert De Niro)
US 2004
115 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Jim Herzfeld & John Hamburg
DP: John Schwartzmann
Ed: Jon Poll & Lee Haxall
Mus: Randy Newman
 

Ben Stiller (Gaylord 'Greg' Focker), Robert De Niro (Jack Byrnes), Dustin Hoffman (Bernie Focker), Barbra Streisand (Roz Focker), Blythe Danner (Dina Byrnes), Teri Polo (Pamela Byrnes)
 
The formula from Meet The Parents (qv) returns for this sequel to the 2000 hit film, with far too many jokes revolving around the unfortunate surname of Ben Stiller's character and his family. 
Generally, the film is quite enjoyable, with Dustin Hoffman & Robert DeNiro constantly attempting to outdo each other throughout the film being the main highlight, the predecessor is much funnier though.
5/10

Dustin Hoffman & Barbra Streisand in Meet the Fockers
Dustin Hoffman & Barbra Streisand in Meet the Fockers
LITTLE FOCKERS (12)
D: Paul Weitz
Universal/Paramount/Relativity Media/Tribeca (Jane Rosenthal, Robert de Niro, Jay Roach & John Hamburg)
US 2010
98 mins

Comedy

W: John Hamburg & Larry Stuckey
DP: Remi Adefarasin 
Ed: Leslie Jones, Greg Hayden & Myron I. Kerstein
Mus: Stephen Trask

Ben Stiller (Greg Focker), Robert de Niro (Jack Byrnes), Owen Wilson (Kevin Rawley), Blythe Danner (Dina Byrnes), Teri Polo (Pamela Martha Focker), Dustin Hoffman (Bernie Focker), Barbra Streisand (Roz Focker), Jessica Alba (Andi Garcia)

Enough already! The first Meet The Parents was a decent movie but to spawn two focking sequels with the same focking jokes is just scraping the focking barrel.
There's only so many jokes that can be made out of a surname before it becomes boring and bringing a new generation into the story doesn't make it any funnier.
This is nothing but a lazy cash-in. No more focking sequels!!
2/10

Robert DeNiro in Little Fockers
Robert DeNiro in Little Fockers