“Meet the Parents” and its sequel “Meet the Fockers” were obviously about the horrible but hilarious moments people have with their in-laws. But the movies are also about the power struggle between two family members, namely former CIA agent Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and his son-in-law, affable male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller).
From the following clips, it seems this power struggle is even more apparent in the third movie of the series, “Little Fockers.” Ten years after “Meet the Parents” debuted, Jack is still doing his best to get under Greg’s skin. In the “Rock Wall” clip, Jack and Greg argue about if Greg’s little son Henry (Colin Baiocchi) is old enough to climb a rock wall, and Jack questions if Greg’s got what it takes to become the family’s patriarch. “Little Fockers” will also probably be full of those uncomfortable moments with family, like in “Attracted to Pam” where Greg reveals a little too much of his physical relationship with wife Pam (Teri Polo) to her father Jack.
Thankfully, Greg’s delightfully wacky parents Bernie (Dustin Hoffman) and Roz (Barbra Streisand) are back to bring the laughs and some awkwardness, like when they reveal to a not-so-pleased Jack that he is 1/23 Israelite in “Present.”
Owen Wilson and Blythe Danner are also back as Kevin, Pam’s ex-fiance and Dina, Pam’s mom, respectively. Laura Dern plays the headmistress of the Fockers’ twin’s school, and Harvey Keitel appears as a contractor.
Jessica Alba plays Andi, a pharmaceutical rep who is a little too flirty with Greg, as evidenced in the “Introduction” clip.
“Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers” were both enjoyable comedies, but it looks like “Little Fockers” may be a toss up. Here’s hoping these fun characters bring back the hilarity in “Little Fockers,” playing nationwide now.
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