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Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare. IMDb Most Iconic Movie Quotes from the Last 25 Years Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents () Greg meets Jack Robert De Niro and Ben .. See full technical specs». Randy Newman's opening song, "A Fool in Love," perfectly sets up the movie that follows. Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is the fool in love in Meet the Parents. . tank that's nearly full and a toilet that's been running all night, then you could have a. Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents () Greg meets Jack Robert De Niro and Quotes. Dina Byrnes: I had no idea you could milk a cat! Greg Focker: Oh, you can milk just Might as well go all out, and pop for the full- size.
The people in Pam's family and in their coterie of friends are all twisted it's true, but twisted in sly, subtle ways that knock both Greg and us slightly off our balance. Like Greg, we never quite know where these people are coming from and this greatly enhances the comedic quality of the film. Tone is everything in comedy and here the tone is just right.
Byrnes can seem at one moment to be a reasonable loving father, then turn immediately around and make the most unbalanced comments about the most trivial matters. Even when the movie is at its most outrageous in terms of plot complications and slapstick, it never veers off the scale into incredibility.
Part of the reason is that we feel so much empathy for Greg, the best Everyman character I have seen in a movie in a long time. Ben Stiller gives a beautifully understated comic performance in the main role. Greg's completely understandable feelings of nervousness, intimidation and growing frustration help to keep the film anchored in reality, even as the story threatens to spiral off into undisciplined absurdity.
Luckily, the filmmakers never let this happen. They are also blessed with the genius of Mr. De Niro, who never makes a false move as the seemingly crazy ex-CIA agent who may or may not be harboring a few secrets of his own.
For crazy and maddening as he can be at times, we can't help loving this character. You wanna hear a story? My sister had a cat, and the cat birthed a litter of kittens.
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Must've been 8 of them, and there was this one little runt I went in and just simply, you know, just-- into a little saucer, then took the saucer and fed it to Geppetto-- that's what I named him.
I had-- I had no idea you could milk a cat. Oh, yeah, you can milk anything with nipples. I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me? Are you a homeowner, Greg?
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No, no, I rent. So, things are going real, real well for you, aren't they, eh, Kevo? Gosh, things have been going so great lately. I got in early on some wireless I. What about you, Greg? What line of work are you in?
I'm in health care. Yeah, so you know what I'm talking about. There are a lot of Benjamins to be made now with biotech stuff.
I don't have to tell you that. You gotta strike while the iron's hot. Greg's a male nurse. That's great to give something back like that.
I'd love to find time to do volunteer work. Just the other day I saw this golden retriever that-- He had like a gimp, and he couldn't really-- It made me feel terrible. I wish there was something I could do. Yeah, well, I get paid, but also it feels, you know, good too. So it's kind of an everybody wins. What are you-- You're like a Wall Street trader? I mean, I'm willing to be painted with that brush.
Yes, that's my day job. Okay, G-Man, we've got swordfish and we've got salmon, what'll it be? How 'bout a little of both, K-Dog, I'm pretty hungry.
I think they call that the 'munchies'. Greg, sweetie, how you doing? Oh, just fine, considering I desecrated your grandma's remains, found out you were engaged and had your father ask me to milk him.
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At least back then he was still talking to me. I can't believe you didn't tell me you were that close. She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough".
Jinx the cat was played by two five-year-old Himalayan cats named Bailey and Misha sometimes written as Meesha .
The American Humane Association oversaw the filming of all scenes where the cats were used and ensured the animals' obedience and well-being by keeping two trainers and a veterinarian on set at all times. The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project.
The filmmakers were asked if they had made up the name or if they can prove that such a name exists. The aspect ratio is 1. English language audio tracks available with the film are a 5. Additionally, English language subtitles are provided as well. The director discusses issues that include working with the cast, utilizing the best camera angles for comedic effect, discussing scenes that were improvised and scenes that were scripted, and commenting on issues surrounding shooting on location.
The editor speaks about putting together the best functioning comedy from material that was filmed and discusses some deleted scenes that were excluded from the DVD release.