In 2000, we were treated to the hilarious film, Meet the Parents, followed by Meet the Fockers in 2004, and finally in 2010, the third and probably last, Little Fockers. This most recent installment revolves around the upcoming birthday party for the five-year-old twins of Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) and his wife Pam (Teri Polo). Greg’s father-in-law Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) has a mild heart attack without his wife’s knowledge and now wants Greg to be the new patriarch of the family or in other words, The Godfocker. In the meantime, Greg has taken a second job with a drug company marketing erectile dysfunction pills, and he has a partner, a beautiful nurse named Andi Garcia (Jessica Alba). In one scene, Greg brings home some of the pills, Jack secretly takes a few, and as the commercials say – and nobody believes – they are still working after 4 hours. (And he isn’t even the one spending time with Jessica Alba.) As the audience knows from the previous movies, Jack is an ex-CIA agent who doesn’t trust anyone, so he follows Greg and finds out what Andi is beautiful which cases more problems. To add to the mayhem, Greg’s parents Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman) and Roz Focker (Barbra Streisand) along with one of Pam’s ex-boyfriends Kevin Rawley (Owen Wilson) come to town for the kid’s party. This film suffers from the same issues that plague most trilogies; there is nothing new and original. We still have the clash between Greg and Jack, more making fun of the last name and of course, numerous misunderstandings. Now that doesn’t make this a bad film. Yes, some jokes fall flat, but we do have plenty of chuckles, some sight gags are really funny and several scenes are downright hilarious. With such a great all-star cast, the original premise and yes, even the misuse of the Focker last name we are entertained. This Blind Focker enjoyed this film and is giving it a B- rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.