After 2 movies on death in a roll, I need something more fun-filled and colorful. Then comes Little Fockers. So, when you’re not on the verge of dying or thinking about death, you’d have to deal with those neurotic father-in-laws and whatever in-laws you’re entrusted to in life! This is one such movie. Kids, wife, father-in-law… that’s life!
It’s more of a crazy carnival and a controlling father-in-law in play. Considering what the theater charges these days, I’d not have been happy if I had seen this in the cinema. It’s one of those movies which is fun while you’re at it but in a month or two, you’d not even remember much about! Granted, there are a few big stars like Streisand, De Niro, Hoffman, Stiller & Owen Wilson, it felt a little overdone. It’s like everyone is trying so hard at making a good movie. The script is not too exciting or incredibly innovative. There’s a lot more adult stuff which is not too suitable for young kids too. I’m not quite sure how they market this film and I’m not quite sure who their target audience is either.
All in all, it felt more like a tv movie than one whereby you pay to go and see in the cinema. Too much flashbacks from those comedies on tv. The kids are what saved the film and I feel they should have spend more time focusing the story on the kids!
Okay, a lot of the humor was low brow, but it kept both my husband and myself rolling with laughter from beginning to end. I wish there was more of Dustin Hoffman, but he and Barbra Streisand still came across of a long married couple who loved each other, yet drove each other crazy at times.
My husband and I took our grown children to see "Little Fockers on Christmas Eve. We all enjoyed the movie as it had a good amount of laughs. Don't expect it to win any awards but we felt it was worth the price of admission. If you are taking kids with you, be aware that there are a lot of sexual jokes. If it makes you nervous when the kids are in the room during viagra commercials you may want to leave them home for this movie.
Little Fockers is an upcoming 2010 film and a sequel to both Meet the Parents (2000) and Meet the Fockers (2004) starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Streisand and Owen Wilson. It is the first film in the series not to be directed by Jay Roach and was instead directed by Paul Weitz. However, it was produced by Jay Roach. It was announced on August 24, 2010 that Dustin Hoffman will reprise his role as Greg's father, Bernie Focker. In addition to the original cast, Little Fockers stars Jessica Alba, Laura Dern and Harvey Keitel.
After marrying Pam, the daughter of a retired CIA agent, Gaylord "Greg" Focker now has five-year old twins. The film will revolve around the couple trying to cope with raising their children.
Greg begins to go through a mid-life crisis as he ponders the rest of his life as his children come into play, he also begins to worry about being a good father and obtaining a stable job earning money for his family. This leads Jack to become highly suspicious once again about what is going on with Greg. This leads to a lot of suspense between the two and eventually leads to a fight between the two characters.
Robert De Niro as Jack Tiberius Byrnes: He is a retired CIA agent. He is the father of Pamela Martha Focker and the grandfather of her and Greg Focker's children. He is also married to Dina Byrnes.