I saw this sequel before its previous film so I didn't really know what to expect going into this film. Meet The Fockers is a comedy that I loved throughout every second. Meet The Fockers has a hilarious yet extremely crude title name which could put people off the film. I find this absolutely ridiculous because it should be tried. It is a film that is full of laughs and disasters that are lying ahead that will crack you up! It is a very crude film that would teach teenagers a lot of lessons about sex and the humour about it as well.
Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors ever and there's not denying that if not the best ever! His performance as Jack Byrnes is absolutely awesome once again! What I really love about Jack's character is that he is a real psycho in a psychological and emotional way but not in a physical way. I mean, he does love his daughter but he thinks about his feelings for Greg before hers which is really bad. Because of Jack's large amount of pressure that is laid on top of Greg, Greg starts messing up and starts to push everyone else especially his parents to impress him. When Greg gets in embarrassing and awkward situations, you would feel really sorry for him but at the same time you would just laugh your head off so you sort of feel two kinds of feelings at the same time in the same situation. Dustin Hoffman was amazing as Bernie Focker. Dustin is an actor who always knows what he is doing in a romantic comedy no matter the kind of character he plays especially when he made his famous debut as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate back in 1967. Bernie is an idiot but a very loving, well-intentioned and caring father who loves his son but being himself at times gets Greg under a lot of pressure to satisfy Jack. Barbra Streisands performance as Roz Focker was really awesome as well! She was the perfect choice to be alongside Hoffman as Gregs parents because they both together show their love for their son as well as each other yet their stubbornness of being themselves as far as sex is concerned. Teri Polo was a lot better this film as Pam Byrnes. I dont think she was very attractive in Meet The Parents but she was gorgeous in Meet The Fockers which is a big improvement for my liking for the character.
Jay Roach is a genius at creating hilarious comedies! He certainly proved that with the Austin Powers trilogy but he did even more so with both Meet The Parents and Meet The Fockers. I think he wanted the audience to see the more personal side to what was going on between the characters and also the cruder side of things helped that and went a lot deeper.
Overall, Meet The Fockers is an absolutely hilarious comedy that I loved first time I saw it and still love it now after seeing it so many times. Meet The Fockers is a lot cruder, funnier, crazier and more dramatic and romantic than the previous film was which is why I prefer Meet The Fockers over Meet The Parents. I cannot wait for third film coming out called Little Fockers!