Little Fockers

Tuesday, September 27 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Little Fockers – Movie Review

SYNOPSIS

It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get “in” with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack’s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam’s entire clan-including Pam’s lovelorn ex, Kevin (Owen Wilson)-descends for the twins’ birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he’s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack’s final test and become the family’s next patriarch…or will the circle of trust be broken for good?

JOY’S REVIEW

This is the third in the Focker trilogy, and hopefully the last. This stars Ben Stiller as the hapless Greg Focker, and Teri Polo as his now-wife, and two kids, who are supposed to be twins, although they’re significantly different in all sorts of ways. A lot of really good people really wasted their time in this movie, including Laura Dern, who plays the schoolmistress, Miss Prudence; Owen Wilson, who’s doing the same shtick in every single movie as the clueless, sexy womanizer; Robert De Niro is playing the same role as the ex CIA operative, Blythe Danner as his wife, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand as the in’laws This is a waste of everybody’s time and trouble. I mean there are penis jokes, and fart jokes, we’ve heard them all before. And I mean, basically the title tells you everything. I just thought this was a huge waste of time and effort. I thought it was mean-spirited, unpleasant, rude, crude. And especially with respect of the treatment  of the kids, and the difference between boys’ and girls’ development. I didn’t think it was funny, I didn’t think it was sweet, I didn’t think it was cute. Basically, no stars. If I could give minus stars, then I’d be tempted to do it.

JOY METER