Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Little Fockers (2010) PG13 - 2 Stars

Another classic example of over doing something great. The original "Meet the Fockers," was hilarious. Perhaps it was the innocence of the characters or the freshness of a new idea. But, this 3rd in the series, you can chalk off your list. Little Fockers doesn't feature the kids doing zanny stuff, driving grandpa Burns mad. Why does the little girl not want to speak to her father? Is Jack ever going to give it a rest with Gaylor? Oh well, It's the same cliche' lines just more forced and really not very funny. As a matter of fact, the funniest part of the movie is the parity of YouTube videos featuring Gaylord Focker roasting Jack Burns, and that doesn't happen till the closing credits.

Jack (Robert De Niro), and Greg (Ben Stiller) , are still at each other in this third sequel to Meet the Fockers. Even though Jack's daughter and Greg have now been married over 10 years, Jack will never give up control over Greg's behavior. Greg is working two jobs to help support their new twin boys and a grand party is thrown for them just to get in a few more digs at Greg. Kevin (Owen Wilson), still carries a torch for Pam after all these years and Roz (Barbra Streisand) and Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) throw their two cents into the mixture. Weeeee.

Universal Pictures
Director: Paul Weitz
Writers: Larry Stuckey, John Hamburg
Producers: Robert De Niro, John Hamburg, Jane Rosenthal
I viewed 4/11

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