'Meet the Fockers' cast: Award-winning actors flush their talent down the toilet in putrid Ben Stiller comedy
Meet the Fockers cast members Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, and Blythe Danner – four of the six principals in Jay Roach's “families” comedy – have among themselves five Academy Awards for acting and an additional ten nominations, one Tony win and six additional nominations, and numerous other acting awards and nominations from various film groups and institutions from around the world.
What to do with all that honor and prestige?
Well, how about throwing them into the fetid garbage dumpster of a Ben Stiller comedy about chopped-off foreskin, babies that say “asshole,” and little dogs that get flushed down the toilet?
You won't believe that the aforementioned Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, and Blythe Danner have actually done what they've done – i.e., Meet the Fockers – unless you see it for yourselves.
'Meet the Fockers' movie 'plot'
A sequel to Jay Roach's 2000 box office hit Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers features two disparate families – the hippie-ish Fockers (Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand) and the traditionalist Byrneses (Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner) – who meet for the first time shortly before the wedding of their children, Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) and Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo).
Besides being incredibly, unrelentingly stupid, Greg is also a walking bad-luck magnet. Whatever can go wrong with him, does. If that weren't enough, the Byrnes patriarch, a constipated right-wing Republican and former CIA agent, will do whatever it takes to prevent (the Jewish) Greg from marrying his (WASPish) daughter.
Papa Byrnes should have resolved the matter the CIA way, but tragically no swift assassinations take place in Meet the Fockers. Ben Stiller's Greg and his family members and in-laws are all still very much alive at the end, ready for the next neuron-zapping, vomit-inducing sequel.
* Barbra Streisand won a second Oscar for composing with Paul Williams the song “Evergreen,” a.k.a. “Love Theme from A Star Is Born”.
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Dir.: Jay Roach.
Scr.: John Hamburg and James Herzfeld.
From an original story by Herzfeld and Marc Hyman.
Meet the Fockers cast info via the IMDb.
Image of Meet the Fockers cast members Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, and Blythe Danner: Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures.
Meet the Fockers trailer: Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures.
“Meet the Fockers: Cast Prestige Flushed Down Ben Stiller Comedy Sewer” last updated in February 2018.