04 Jan

Meet the Fockers

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: B+

“Meet the Fockers” has set all kinds of box office records over the holiday weekends, and with good reason. This movie is hilarious. It’s the kind of movie where you can just laugh – and don’t we all need a laugh around this time of year? Especially with the relatives in town? And it’s not so much that we’re laughing at the movie as it is that we’re laughing at ourselves. We can all relate to these characters, as exaggerated as they are. It’s just a fun time.

Ben Stiller returns in this sequel as Gaylord Focker, engaged to Teri Polo, and still trying to ingratiate himself with his future in-laws Robert DeNiro and Blythe Danner. This time the happy group goes on a road trip to meet his parents, winningly played by a charming Dustin Hoffman and the effervescent Barbra Streisand in a long-overdue return to the big screen. Streisand is a hoot! She has some of the best lines in the movie, and got some of the biggest laughs.

Of course, hilarity ensues and love wins out – but this movie is definitely worth the ride!

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