Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Meet the Fockers: movie review

A few scattered observations:
- humor-wise: not nearly as funny as the Meet the Parents.
- A great sociological survey of white upper-middle class people.
- Apparently the source of even most fundamental Weltanschauung differences is the lack of sex or abudance thereof.
- Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman are playing themselves and hence they are near perfect in their roles.
- The best/worst plot twist: a half-Hispanic, half-white boy who is publicly told that he is the son of Focker Jr. (Ben Stiller) only to find out later that he's actually not. No one should stay in the way of self-absorbed, narscisstic baby-boomers or prepared to get screwed.

Verdict: mildly entertaining, somewhat educational.


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