Meet the Parents (2000)
Director: Jay Roach
Writers: Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg, Greg Glenner, Mary Ruth Clark
Starring: Robert De Niro / Ben Stiller / Teri Poirot / Blythe Danner / Owen Wilson
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Region: United States
Released: 2000-10-06 (USA)
Series:  Meet the father-in-law
Length: 108 minutes
Also known as: The Unusual Father Picks the Son-in-Law (Hong Kong) / It’s Wrong to Be the Father (Taiwan) / Meet the Father-in-Law / Meet the Parents-in-Law / The Unusual Son-in-Law / Meet the In-Laws
Rating: IMDB 7.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 84%
When Greg (Ben Stiller) was about to propose to his girlfriend Pamela (Teri Polo), who had been in love for many years, he accidentally learned that whether the proposal was successful or not, not only had to pass the beauty test, but also To pass the father-in-law. Pamela’s sister is going to be married next week, and Greg will be home with Pamela for the wedding. The young man thought to himself that this is a good time to please his future father-in-law and solve the problem of his father-in-law.
Greg’s name can easily be understood as the meaning of “gay·sexer” in American English. With such a weird name, it is destined that Greg’s trip to meet his future father-in-law will not go as smoothly as he expected.
Sure enough, when they came to Pamela’s house, although Greg was polite and polite, but when he always interjected and tried to be humorous, it had the opposite effect, and the face of the future father-in-law (Robert De Niro) became more and more serious. Uglier.
Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, and Teri Polo. The film follows a man named Greg Focker (Stiller) who plans to propose to his girlfriend Pam Byrnes (Polo) during a weekend visit to her parents’ house. However, he quickly discovers that her father Jack Byrnes (De Niro) is a former CIA agent who is very protective of his daughter and doesn’t take kindly to Greg’s clumsy attempts to win him over.
The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $330 million worldwide against a budget of $55 million. It spawned two sequels, Meet the Fockers (2004) and Little Fockers (2010), both of which also starred De Niro and Stiller.