Meet The Parents


(out of 5)

Charming little romance about a quirky nurse () who is brought to his girlfriend’s up-state, upper-class, uptight house in New England to meet her parents. Things seem fine at first, but Stiller realizes very quickly that the menacing father of the house () is after his hide. While the set-up is hysterical, it eventually grows wearing as we start to wonder just why Stiller is putting up with so much humiliation to impress this family:  they might be the brood of his intended wife, but their eccentricity verges on the downright inhospitable and Stiller’s begging for their approval starts to get taxing.   is lovely as the girl’s mother, and  is appropriately luminous as the lucky young lady. Features a hilarious cameo by  as a millionaire who does carpentry on the side to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Nancy Tenenbaum Films, Tribeca Productions

USA, 2000

Directed by

Story by , , Screenplay by , , based on a 1992 screenplay by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke

Cinematography by 

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by 

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards 2000

Golden Globe Awards 2000


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