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Dec 22, Meet the Fockers Theatrical release poster Directed by Jay Roach Plot Edit. Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) and his fiancée Pam Byrnes. Meet the Fockers synopsis and movie info. Now that Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is " in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack (Robert De. Apr 26, Critic Consensus: Talented cast is wasted as the movie is content with recycling jokes from its predecessor, Meet the Parents.
In the third movie, Andi Garcia drunkenly forces herself onto Greg while at his house, despite knowing that he's married and he objects. She never gets her comeuppance for it; she doesn't even get fired, despite acting unprofessional for the entire movie. Jack in the first film never faces any real consequence for bullying Greg. The second film is better about this.
You could say the two heart attacks in the third film are Jack's karma. He would at least have to learn to keep his composure and temper under control from that point onward, or risk a third, and likely fatal, heart attack.
Denny, Pam's pothead brother, never gets any comeuppance for framing Greg for smoking marijuana in the first film. In the second however, Dina mentions that he was sent to military school, so it seems that karma caught up with him off-screen.
Jack, who dotes on Jinx like crazy. The "kindhearted" part is extremely debatable to say the least, though. This describes Jack Byrnes to a T. The Koshers - er, Fockers, oh damn.
The airline employees, particularly the one who makes Greg wait until his row gets called for boarding The redneck cop in the second film. He is following the standard list of what to do if an officer pulls someone over and the driver turns hostile—the problem being that this means he won't listen to what Jack, Greg or Bernie have to say when they try to explain themselves and pretty much brutalizes them when they turn "uncooperative" which is when they try to insist and raise their voices, otherwise remaining peaceful.
Let Her Grow Up, Dear: Pam's mom is definitely more supportive of her relationship with Gaylord than Jack ever will be. This scene was heavily used to promote the film. Jack places his thumbs on Greg's wrists as an impromptu lie detector in their last major scene. Which may border on to research failure as using your thumbs to take a person's pulse is not correct; your thumb has its own pulse and thus may give a false reading.
Some have speculated that Jack was counting on Greg not knowing that, and getting distracted from hiding other signs that he's lying. See Ethnic Menial Labor above. The Maiden Name Debate: In the second movie, Pam confirms that she will indeed take Greg's name, she doesn't care how embarassing it may sound.
Inverted; although Greg scored top marks in medical school, he chose to be a nurse so he could spend more time with patients. Jack and the rest of the Byrnes family which include several doctors themselves grill him on why he just didn't become a doctor and even refuse to believe he passed his MCAT with top marks. One of the plot points of the third film.
The headmistress of the school in the third film mistakes Greg and Jack for being married. Happens to Greg when he gets kicked off an airplane in the first movie.
Meet the Fockers Movie Review Summary
Towards the end of the third film. Greg tries to present a peace offering to Jack, who looks like he's about ready to accept, until he punches Greg in the face. Jessica Alba shows a lot in Little Fockers. This is Murphy's Law: Greg by the third movie, able to stand up for himself against Jack's usual misunderstandings. Dina's the only member of Pam's family who is remotely nice to Greg. Overly Long Gag - see Punny Name below. When he's finally called out on his crap, Pam points out that every man she's ever dated was highly nervous when they were around her after meeting him.
Jack to a disturbing degree. Bernie Focker when he finds out that Jack drugged Greg with truth serum.
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Greg's suitcase gets lost in-flight. A suitcase is found matching the description and delivered to him at the parents of his girlfriend. He attempts to open it but can't and leaves for the day, leaving his prospective father-in-law alone at the house. Being former CIA he opens it easily and finds it full of fetish and bondage gear and sex toys. It doesn't help that earlier on, Greg mentioned having "something in his suitcase that he wouldn't feel right asking Pam to wear without her father's approval".
From the first film, Jack finds out all kinds of unsavory things about Greg that aren't even truebut is oblivious to the fact that his own son smokes pot.
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Lampshaded by Greg in the last scene. Mo Focker, an unseen relative. A conversation between Jack and Greg reveals that's not the extent of it, either: You meet some of the I met some, yes.
Yeah, Dom Focker, that's my dad's You meet his kids, Randy and Orny? Put on a Bus: The first scene we see of Bernie Focker is him taking dance classes But rather than going to the airport as planned, Jack decides to drive the family to Miami to meet the Fockers in his new RV.
Once they arrive, they are greeted by Greg's eccentric but fun-loving and amiable father, Bernie, and mother, Roz, who is a sex therapist for elderly couples. Concerned that Jack might be put off by the Fockers' lifestyle, Greg convinces Roz to pretend that she is a yoga instructor for the weekend. However, small cracks begin to form between Jack and the Fockers, due to their contrasting personalities.
The meet gets off to a bad start when a chase between the Fockers' sexually active dog, Moses, and the Byrnes's cat, Jinx, culminates with Jinx flushing Moses down the RV's toiletforcing Bernie to destroy it to save Moses. Later, Bernie accidentally injures Jack's back during a game of football.
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Meanwhile, Pam informs Greg that she's pregnant, and the two decide to keep it secret from Jack. Jack again becomes suspicious of Greg's character when they are introduced to the Fockers' housekeeper, Isabel Villalobos, with whom Bernie reveals Greg had a sexual affair fifteen years before. Jack later takes the RV to Isabel's year-old son, Jorge, to fix the toilet, but is disturbed by Jorge's striking resemblance to Greg, and the fact that Jorge never met his father, and jumps to the conclusion that he might be Greg's son with Isabel.
Growing envious of Bernie and Roz's active sex life, Dina consults Roz on sex tips in order to seduce Jack, but none of them works. Greg and Jack's relationship is again put to the test when Greg is left alone to babysit Little Jack, whom Jack has been raising via the Ferber method. Despite Jack's strict instructions to leave Little Jack to self-soothe, Greg is unable to stand listening to Little Jack's cries and tends to the boy to cheer him up by hugging him, putting Elmo's World on TVand acting funny, but inadvertently teaches him the word "asshole.
After a furious argument with the Fockers and his own family though amends are quickly madeJack resumes his spying on Greg and sends Greg and Jorge's hair samples for a DNA test, while inviting Jorge to the Fockers' planned engagement party in the hope of getting Greg to admit he is Jorge's father.
At the engagement party, Jack, who automatically assumes that Greg knew about Jorge and has deliberately been keeping him a secret from Pam, introduces Greg to Jorge. Later, when Greg denies knowing anything about Jorge, Jack still refuses to believe him and drugs him with truth serum to make him talk.