Review & video: Festive Little Fockers is a Christmas turkey
THE third film in the massively popular Meet the Parents series hits cinema screens today - but despite the stellar cast, it’s far from a Christmas cracker.
Review - MEET THE PARENTS: LITTLE FOCKERS
Length: 97 mins
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Owen Wilson, Daisy Tahan, Colin Baiocchi, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Laura Dern
Director: Paul Weitz
- 1 Pub with 'gorgeous views' named one of UK's best waterside drinking spots
- 2 Matchday Recap: How Town's 1-0 win at Burton unfolded
- 3 Suffolk village named among poshest places to live in UK
- 4 When and where will the thunderstorms hit Suffolk?
- 5 Army carries out controlled explosion of dummy tank shell in west Suffolk
- 6 Man and woman arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after death of child
- 7 Chasing a treble, style shift and potential debut - Burton v Ipswich talking points
- 8 Suffolk councillor can stay in role despite bribery sentence
- 9 Man dies following two-vehicle crash in west Suffolk town
- 10 Woman in 70s dies in hospital after serious crash in east Suffolk
Released: December 22
There’s not so much a whiff as a stench of desperation about the third chapter in the hugely popular Meet The Parents series, which first graced the big screen 10 years ago.
Hapless male nurse Gaylord “Greg” Focker (Stiller) is blissfully in love with his wife Pam (Polo) and his twins, Samantha (Tahan) and Henry (Baiocchi).
Greg is mulling over a lucrative job offer from pretty drugs rep Andi Garcia (Jessica Alba) and debates sending the little ones to the prestigious Early Human School, run by inspirational headmistress Prudence (Dern).
Meanwhile, Pam’s father, retired CIA operative Jack Byrnes (De Niro), continues to view Greg with suspicion and isn’t sure that his son-in-law is made of the right material to lead the Byrne clan.
And tensions escalate with the unexpected arrival of old flame Kevin (Wilson), who has Jack eating out of the palm of his hand.
Elsewhere, Jack’s wife Dina (Danner) tries to re invigorate their stale marriage by taking advice from Greg’s mother Roz (Streisand).
Little Fockers is a crushing disappointment.
In fact, were the cast not paid so handsomely for this nonsense one might even feel sorry for them.
Let’s hope the series stops here - but one fears that will not be the case.