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If you have any sense of empathy at all, you'll be squirming uncomfortably for Greg (Stiller), a nice Jewish boy who suffers an extended brainlock when he meets his girlfriend Pam's (Polo) WASPy parents during her sister's wedding weekend. It doesn't help that one of those parents is Jack (De Niro), an ex-CIA psychological profiler who takes an immediate dislike to his prospective son-in-law. Greg starts off on the wrong foot by accidentally smashing the urn holding the ashes of Jack's mother with a champagne cork, and his luck goes down from there. The rest of the cast performs well, especially Danner as Pam's mother, and De Niro plays off of his tough guy image for a brilliant comedic performance.

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Available on Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Screwball Comedy, Culture Clash, Dads, Family Ties, In-Laws, Top Grossing Films of 2000, Screen Teams: Stiller & O. Wilson, Wedding Hell, Unhappy Meals, Volleyball, Fires
Screenplay
Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg
Cast
Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, James Rebhorn, Jon Abrahams, Owen C. Wilson, Phyllis George, Kali Rocha, Tom McCarthy, Nicole DeHuff
Cinematography
Peter James
Director
Jay Roach
Music
Randy Newman
Other
Jon Poll

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Meet the Parents
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Nicholle

If you want to watch a movie that will make you laugh, then watch this show. Ben Stiller (Greg) doesn't seem to fit in with his girlfriend's (Pam) family even though he is trying very hard. Robert DeNiro (Jack) plays Pam's dad who doesn't seem to like Greg very much and watches everything he does. Greg seems to start one disaster after another. One of the funniest scenes is when he loses Jack's cat Jinxy and after searching endlessly gets a similar looking cat and spray paints him to look just like him (lol). Greg likes to smoke too, so he goes up on the roof for a quick one and just about destroys the entire yard, which by the way is getting set up for the sister's wedding reception. Poor Greg!

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Nicholle

If you want to watch a movie that will make you laugh, then watch this show. Ben Stiller (Greg) doesn't seem to fit in with his girlfriend's (Pam) family even though he is trying very hard. Robert DeNiro (Jack) plays Pam's dad who doesn't seem to like Greg very much and watches everything he does. Greg seems to start one disaster after another. One of the funniest scenes is when he loses Jack's cat Jinxy and after searching endlessly gets a similar looking cat and spray paints him to look just like him (lol). Greg likes to smoke too, so he goes up on the roof for a quick one and just about destroys the entire yard, which by the way is getting set up for the sister's wedding reception. Poor Greg!