Meet the Fockers

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -2 1/2

Meet the Fockers picks up where the comedy Meet the Parents left off. Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) and Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo) want to marry. Before they do, Pams ex-CIA agent father, Jack (Robert De Niro), wants to learn more about Gregs family to see if Greg is worthy of being in the Byrnes family. Jack and his wife Dina (Blythe Danner) take their grandson, little Jack (Spencer and Bradley Pickren), and Greg and Pam to visit the Fockers family in Florida. Gregs parents (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand) welcome the Byrnes family with open arms. Their laid-back, touchy-feely ways put uptight Jack on edge. Jack and the Byrnes family are quite uncomfortable with what they learn about the Focker family. As the Byrnes and Fockers get to know each other, it is evident that theirs will be an oil-and-water relationship.

Meet the Fockers, like its predecessor, deals with family issues but is not intended to be a family film. The tasteless film makes the incredibly cute infant Jack into a little pervert who is preoccupied with breasts: his Grandpa Jack feeds him from a fake breast harness, the little boy points at a billboard with a busty milk maid and licks his lips, and he seems to be lustful for the housekeepers ample bosom. There is also a busload of college girls that gets his attention as they flash their breasts and buttocks at the Byrnes family vehicle as theyre driving down the highway. The sexual liberation that Gregs parents practice is also offensive. Gregs mother, being a sex therapist, provides many situations that Preview readers will find inappropriate. The Focker family dog is even preoccupied with sex and will hump anything that moves. The crude humor and many pitiful plays on words with the name Focker seals this films fate as one to avoid.

Preview Reviewer: Brian Hughes

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (17) times mild (hell 1); moderate (b--bs 3, testicle 1); strong (-ss 2, -sshole 10)

Obscene Language: Many (12) times mild (pee 1, poop 1); moderate (bullcr-p 1, sperm 1); strong (s-word 6, finger gesture 1, m-sturbate 1)

Profanity: Several (6) times moderate (OMG 4); strong (GD 1, J 1)

Violence: Several times mild (a little playful wrestling while playing football, a brick is thrown at an RV but bounces off and hits a cars windshield); moderate (karate type posturing and some fighting)

Sex: Several times mild (unmarried couple is living together with sexual activity implied); moderate (senior adults in sexual positions simulate graphic sexual activity); strong (dog humps a womans leg, dog humps a cat, husband and wife engage in foreplay with the use of whipped cream on the womans breasts)

Nudity: Several times mild (women in tight t-shirts and shorts, billboard with a busty woman selling milk, housekeeper in sexy outfit with breasts partially exposed); moderate (young girls in a bus expose their breasts and buttocks); strong (man wears a fake breast for the purpose of nursing a baby; paintings, sculptures and wall hangings of various forms of nudity; a lamp of a man with a large erection)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times mild (male nurse is involved in delivering a baby, discussions about creativity in intimacy, clinical terms for coupling discussed); moderate (woman climbs on the back of a man and talks to him about being pleasured, on several occasions a young child licks his lips and is infatuated with womens breasts and wants to nurse on them); strong (talk of self-gratification and climaxing, discussion about 15-year-old boy and housekeeper having had sex together in years past)

Drugs: Several times mild (drinking of mixed alcoholic drinks, parent recommends that a young child be given some alcohol to make him less fussy, young child has a bourbon bottle glued to his hands); moderate (discussion about smoking marijuana)

Other: A two-year-old child is depicted being exposed to various adult situations for comedic effect; for example, the child hears the word -sshole and then repeats it many times

Running Time: 119 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and Adults

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