Other than a few swear words and a little sexual innuendo, the movie remains closer to a PG family flick of the PG-13 rating, rather than the more racier, near R-rating side of the 13. It's a film that families with children older than 10 can enjoy together. The movie reminded me of and is closer in style to older comedies that stars such as Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, and Dick Van Dyke used to make; rather than the typical gross-out picture fests that is so typical nowadays.
The movie succeeds because it's premise is derived from the very real fears of life. What groom to be doesn't fear meeting his father-in law for the first time? Then when finally meeting him find out that the man not only doesn't like you, but is an ex-CIA agent who is watching every move you make with secretly placed video cameras and is so stubborn that he can't see beyond his own selfish pride how much his daughter is in love. It's the worst fear of every man who's every asked for his father-in-law's blessing. And it just happens to make for a wonderful comedy.
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