Meet the Parents - Wikiquote
Meet the Parents is a comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller about male nurse Greg Focker who meets his girlfriend's But I will be watching you, studying your every move. Pam, come on, it's not like I'm a rabbi or something. . Jack: [beat] Did you spray-paint the tail of a cat to pass him off as Mr. Jinx?. Meet The Parents is a Kafka Komedy that is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The Can Kicked Him: In Meet The Fockers, the Byrnes' cat Jinx (who knows how to use a After next month, I am going to be Pamela Martha Focker. . to Eleven version of that, that being "Personal version of Big Brother Is Watching You". Read Common Sense Media's Meet the Parents review, age rating, and parents guide. that they eventually all need to own up to -- like when Greg loses the cat and tries I was OK watching this with my 13 year old daughter as suggested by this site, . Search Common Sense Media. Subscribe to our newsletters. I'm in.
During Meet The Fockers, Little Jack Jack's grandson and Pam's nephew ends up learning the word "asshole" after Greg accidentally mentions the word in front of him. Andi Garcia, Jessica Alba 's character from Little Fockers is permanently perkypeppers her speech with Valley Girl like expressions and would come across as just an immature party-girl airhead if it wasn't for her demontrasting that she is also a highly skilled nurse in a couple of early scenes.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: The Focker family name, and the titles Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers blatantly play on this trope. The trailer for the first movie pronounced it "foke-er;" with the sequels this wasn't really an option. Clearly, they're just related to the Fokker aircraft company in the Netherlands. They were told they could keep it if they could find one real life family with the name "Focker".
Since they got their title, well When Greg first meets Dina, she holds out her hand for a handshake while he goes for a hug. Bernie and Roz Focker, to the point that the level-headed Dinah is secretly jealous that they have such a successful sex life at their age. Jack has one near the end of the first two films, yet continues to give Greg hell in the sequels. Jack's Fatal Flaw — he would rather believe Greg and his parents, and everybody else who so much as saw his girls is actively and maliciously trying to do something and put him through utter hell to force him to tell the truth than accept that his son-in-law is just a Butt-Monkey.
The "circle of trust" system is also supposed to allow for an open inter-family relationship, but is becomes apparent long before Pam and Dina call B. Little Jack repeating the word "asshole".
Robert De Niro: Jack Byrnes
Jack always says that Greg's job is "male nurse" rather than just "nurse". Even though Jack is one of the best examples of a Knight Templar Parent, his favorite song is the one that exemplifies childlike innocence: Pam's entire family, in fact, except Dina and Pam herself. Even his cat is a Jerkass. The redneck cop in the second movie. The Lawful Stupid airline employees that Greg had to put up with in the first film.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jack - he clearly loves his daughter and wants only the best for her, but his extreme Papa Wolf personality makes it difficult for her to have any successful relationships. Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: That said, he does push it with how much he tortures and refuses to reason with Greg and his family. The "Circle Of Trust" and control-freak tendencies make it clear he's pretty difficult to live with.
All 3 movies revel in being this. In the third movie, Andi Garcia drunkenly forces herself onto Greg while at his house, despite knowing that he's married and he objects. She never gets her comeuppance for it; she doesn't even get fired, despite acting unprofessional for the entire movie. Jack in the first film never faces any real consequence for bullying Greg. The second film is better about this. You could say the two heart attacks in the third film are Jack's karma.
He would at least have to learn to keep his composure and temper under control from that point onward, or risk a third, and likely fatal, heart attack. Denny, Pam's pothead brother, never gets any comeuppance for framing Greg for smoking marijuana in the first film. In the second however, Dina mentions that he was sent to military school, so it seems that karma caught up with him off-screen.
Jack, who dotes on Jinx like crazy. The "kindhearted" part is extremely debatable to say the least, though.
Meet the Parents () - Robert De Niro as Jack Byrnes - IMDb
To love Thee more dearly. To see Thee more clearly.
To follow Thee more nearly Oh, Greg, that was lovely. That was interesting too. Oh, honey, why don't you read Greg your poem? Oh, no, he doesn't want to hear that.
You see, when Jack had to retire That's a bunch of malarkey. The doctor thought it would be therapeutic if he Honey, you wrote the most beautiful poem about your mother. Please, we really wanna hear it. It's a work in progress.
I'm still not happy with it. As soon as it's ready, then I am going to glaze it onto a plate You gave me life, you gave me milk, you gave me courage. Your name was Angela, the angel from heaven. But you were also an angel of God, and He needed you, too.
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Selfishly, I tried to keep you here But I couldn't save you, and I shall see your face It always gets me. I love you, Dad, but you could be a real jerk sometimes. He's still not good for Pam!
Well, who is, Jack? No one has ever been good enough for your Pam. You only warmed up to Kevin after she broke up with him. It think it's time for you find what Pam wants. You're gonna have to check that. That bag won't fit. No, I'm not — hey. I'm not checking my bag, okay? There's no need to raise your voice, sir. I'm not raising my voice. This would be raising my voice to you, okay? I don't want to check my bag. By the way, your airline — you suck at checking bags.
Because I already did that once, and you lost it, and then I had everything screwed up very badly for me. I can assure you that your bag How do you know my bag will be safe below with the other luggage?Neighbors (6/10) Movie CLIP - Robert De Niro Party (2014) HD
Are you physically gonna take my bag beneath the plane? Greg loses his cool on an airplane and gets removed. Lots of lying and sneaking around by Jack, who mistrusts everyone and spies on everyone. Violence Frequent comic peril and pratfalls. Greg's over-exuberance in water volleyball results in an injury to his girlfriend's sister, bloodying her nose and giving her a swollen-shut black eye. While trying to catch Jack's escaped cat, Greg starts a fire, causing destruction to the site where his girlfriend's sister's wedding was to be held.
An overflowed septic tank's seepage into the yard results in a truck getting stuck and spraying fecal matter on the characters with its tires. Jack and Greg engage in reckless high-speed driving in one scene.