Meet the Parents will
tickle some funny bones more than others.
Ben Stiller plays a meek and shy guy who
is scheduled to meet his girlfriend's father for the first time,
who is played by DeNiro, a retired CIA agent who just doesn't
think any guy is good enough for his daughter.
The movie builds some tension, which makes
it more realistic and funny.
There's good chemistry between DeNiro and
Stiller, with comic timing and witty dialog.
Not a bad flick.
When love comes through the door, common
sense goes out the window, which is exactly what Ben Stiller
finds out as he Meets the Parents.
The chemistry is right, and DeNiro and
Stiller are great playing off each other; however, the stilted
writing prevents them from ever being truly original--not nearly
as inspired as There's Something about Mary.
With gags that are hit and miss, it still
has some funny moments and a couple of good belly laughs.
The director and a team of screenwriters
take the cheap way out in the movie Meet the Parents.
The disaster comedy has a series of unfunny
jokes that refer to the main character's very unusual last name.
This five-letter name as well as other material really pushes
the PG-13 rating.
This is my main gripe; I think the film
should have been rated R with its crude sexual humor, scattered
strong profanity, simulated sex (overheard), and glimpses of