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Whoever said Meet the Parents is a feel-good comedy is a Time to re-watch Meet the Parents. Mistake number one for Pamcakes. his fault), spray paints Jinx's tail, and is then given the third degree by the love of his life. Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's Wedding Crashers Meet the Fockers (). Meet the Parents quotes. 43 total Your little Pamcake's got it a lot worse than I do. Oh! You . I-I-I am planning a secret operation the day after the wedding.
The triumph of this film is that it never overdoes anything. 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. The script was not written with De Niro in mind as Jack Byrnes; the first draft of the script was completed inthree years before De Niro appeared in Analyze This.
Explaining how Ben Stiller came to be cast in the role of Greg, Roach states: The film's script was initially written with Jim Carrey in the role of Greg and contained much more physical comedy, something that Stiller did not think would be successful with himself playing the role.
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.Meet the Parents (3/11) Best Movie Quote - Greg's Dinner Prayer (2000)
I'm still not happy with it. As soon as it's ready, then I am going to glaze it onto a plate You gave me life, you gave me milk, you gave me courage.
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Your name was Angela, the angel from heaven, but you were also an angel of God, and He needed you too. Selfishly I tried to keep you here But I couldn't save you, and I shall see your face It always gets me. So-So--So much love, yet also so much information. You're gonna have to check that. That bag won't fit. No, I'm not-- Hey. I'm not checking my bag, okay? There's no need to raise your voice, sir. I'm not raising my voice.
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This would be raising my voice to you, okay? I don't want to check my bag. By the way, your airline, you suck at checking bags. Because I already did that once, and you lost it, and then I had everything screwed up very badly for me. I can assure you that your bag How do you know my bag will be safe below with the other luggage?
Are you physically gonna take my bag beneath the plane? Are you gonna go with the guys with the earmuffs and put it in there?