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Meet the Fockers, sometimes referred to as Meet the Parents 2, is a American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro (who was also one of the film's producers), Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo. They first fly to Oyster Bay, New York, on Long Island, to pick up Pam's father. For the record, Stiller's real father is Jerry Stiller, 75, who played George stars Teri Polo and Blythe Danner (Gwyneth Paltrow's real-life mom). Nicole DeHuff, who appeared in Meet the Parents, died last month of causes Focker's (Ben Stiller) visit to girlfriend Pam Byrne's (Polo) childhood her husband of four years, as well as her sister, her mother and her father.
Which, in this case, would've been a disaster since Jay is a brilliant director He initially presented it to Roach who had, up to that point, directed the first two Austin Powers films. Roach admits to have liked the script from the beginning  and was very much willing to make the film even though he thought "it needed more work.
The studio was skeptical of Roach's ability to direct a "less-cartoony, character-driven script" compared to a comedy like Austin Powers. The drafts of the script were written by Herzfeld and, once De Niro and Stiller were confirmed as stars, John Hamburg was brought on board "to help fit the script to their verbal styles.
The script was not written with De Niro in mind as Jack Byrnes; the first draft of the script was completed inthree years before De Niro appeared in Analyze This.
Explaining how Ben Stiller came to be cast in the role of Greg, Roach states: The film's script was initially written with Jim Carrey in the role of Greg and contained much more physical comedy, something that Stiller did not think would be successful with himself playing the role.
She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough". Jinx the cat was played by two five-year-old Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha sometimes written as Meesha . Meanwhile, Pam informs Greg that she's pregnant, and the two decide to keep it secret from Jack.
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Jack again becomes suspicious of Greg's character when they are introduced to the Fockers' housekeeper, Isabel Villalobos, with whom Bernie reveals Greg had a sexual affair fifteen years before.
Jack later takes the RV to Isabel's year-old son, Jorge, to fix the toilet, but is disturbed by Jorge's striking resemblance to Greg, and the fact that Jorge never met his father, and jumps to the conclusion that he might be Greg's son with Isabel. Growing envious of Bernie and Roz's active sex life, Dina consults Roz on sex tips in order to seduce Jack, but none of them works. Greg and Jack's relationship is again put to the test when Greg is left alone to babysit Little Jack, whom Jack has been raising via the Ferber method.
Despite Jack's strict instructions to leave Little Jack to self-soothe, Greg is unable to stand listening to Little Jack's cries and tends to the boy to cheer him up by hugging him, putting Elmo's World on TVand acting funny, but inadvertently teaches him the word "asshole.
After a furious argument with the Fockers and his own family though amends are quickly madeJack resumes his spying on Greg and sends Greg and Jorge's hair samples for a DNA test, while inviting Jorge to the Fockers' planned engagement party in the hope of getting Greg to admit he is Jorge's father.
At the engagement party, Jack, who automatically assumes that Greg knew about Jorge and has deliberately been keeping him a secret from Pam, introduces Greg to Jorge.
Later, when Greg denies knowing anything about Jorge, Jack still refuses to believe him and drugs him with truth serum to make him talk. On stage, Greg uncontrollably blurts out that Pam is pregnant and that Jorge is his son in a Darth Vader -esqe matter before immediately losing consciousness.
No matter what happens in Meet The Parents that would sound ridiculous in any other context or if you said it yourself, the audience never becomes aware of it. Meet the Fockers did two things infour years after its predecessor: Fockers wanted to expand the family of the franchise and raise the wackiness across the board. Barbara Streisand and Dustin Hoffman are delightful additions to the cast of this film.
It was a successful move to bring in bigger names to match the other side of the spectrum we already knew, Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro.
I think the biggest problem with this movie, if you have any real problem with it, is in its vertical growth. In Meet the Fockers, you now have a retired C. Many other directors, perhaps young ones, would not have allowed that to pass. They may consider this movie a lost opportunity in that respect.
MEET THE PARENTS/MEET THE FOCKERS Blu-ray Review | Collider
Coincidentally enough, these Blu-rays were released not too long before the theatrical release of Little Fockers. They were obviously released to coincide with it.
That said, Parents comes loaded with additional features. Spotlight On Location hands you a standard behind-the-scenes look at production. Deleted Scenes and Outtakes are self-explanatory.Meet the Parents (2000) Bloopers, Gag Reel & Outtakes (Part2/2)