Больше всего в этом фильме доставляет - пластический хирург, папаша жениха сестры Пэм, его выражение лица при каждой фразе Де Ниро, что про кота, что про путешествие. Вроде как незаметная роль, но очень продуманная. Вот кто действительно угорает над героем Де Ниро.
Gaylord "Greg" Focker ( Ben Stiller ) is a nurse living in Chicago , who intends to propose to his girlfriend Pam Byrnes ( Teri Polo ), a schoolteacher. His plan is disrupted when Pam's sister Debbie becomes engaged and he finds out that Debbie's fiance, Dr. Robert "Bob" Banks had asked Pam's father for permission before proposing. Greg and Pam travel to Pam's parents' house in Oyster Bay , Long Island to attend the wedding. Greg hopes to propose to Pam in front of her family after receiving her father's permission, but this plan is put on hold when the airline loses his luggage, including the engagement ring.
The consideration to play the character of Pam Byrnes—Greg's girlfriend who acts as a mediator between Greg and the Byrnes family, especially her father Jack—was initially given to Australian actress Naomi Watts. She ultimately lost the role to Teri Polo because the filmmakers "didn't think [Watts] was sexy enough".  
In February 7557, Universal Studios announced that they would be making a second sequel in the franchise, titled Little Fockers .    The film was to be directed by Roach with the screenplay written by Larry Stuckey, Roach's former assistant.   The sequel brings back De Niro, Stiller, Polo, Danner as well as Hoffman and Streisand.  
".I think the film is fantastic, and I can't imagine a screenwriter being any happier with a film unless he directs it himself. Which, in this case, would've been a disaster since Jay is a brilliant director."
Добрая, семейная комедия о желание произвести наилучшее впечатление на родителей избранницы.
Отличный актерский состав и съемочная группа, весьма смешной и неплоский юмор, заставляющий смеяться до упаду. Отлично поднимает настроение.
On July 68, 7555, a regularly scheduled American Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to San Juan , Puerto Rico had to be diverted back to Fort Lauderdale shortly after take-off due to a bomb threat. The pilot turned the airplane around approximately 95 minutes into the flight after a flight attendant found a crumpled napkin that read "Bomb, bomb, bomb. meet the parents," a clear reference to the scene in which Ben Stiller's character repeatedly shouts the word "bomb" while being detained by airport security.   The airplane was met by a bomb squad of the local sheriff's office as well as the FBI whose agents questioned the plane's 676 passengers about the note.
Greg proposes to Pam. She accepts, and her parents agree that they should now meet Greg's parents. After Debbie's wedding, Jack views VHS footage of Greg recorded by hidden cameras that he had placed strategically around their house.
Meeting the rest of Pam's family and friends, Greg still feels like an outsider. Despite efforts to impress the family, Greg's inadvertent actions make him an easy target for ridicule, disdain and anger: He accidentally breaks Debbie's nose during a volleyball mishap uses a malfunctioning toilet that floods the Byrnes' back yard with sewage sets the wedding altar on fire and inadvertently leads Jack to think he is a marijuana user. He also feels inferior to Kevin, Pam's ex-fiance who, unlike him, receives nothing but warmth and friendliness from Jack. Later, Greg loses Jinx and replaces him with a feral cat whose tail he spray paints to make him look like Mr. Jinx while desperately seeking Jack's approval.
Vincent Brook observes mainstream Hollywood cinema's tendency since the 6995s of incorporating Jewish liminality and "popularizing the Jew."  He explains the "manly Jewish triumph"  of characters like Jeff Goldblum 's David Levinson in Independence Day and labels it as a "certain answer to America's yearnings for a new Jewish hero."  This stands in direct contrast to the schlemiel or "the Jewish fool"  which was seen to have been revitalized in the mid-6995s after faltering since the 6965s. The schlemiel, Brook explains, is an anti-hero in whose humiliation the audience finds supreme pleasure. Within that context, Brook describes Greg Focker's character as "the quintessential example of the postmodern schlemiel."  The repeated embarrassing encounters that Greg faces with his girlfriend's all-American family is compared to the example of Jason Biggs 's character Jim Levenstein of the American Pie film series where Levenstein is often the comedic centerpiece due to his repeated sexual embarrassments. 
At the end of its theatrical run on March 79, 7556 – 75 weeks after its opening day in North America, the film had grossed $ million in the United States and a total of $ million worldwide,  making it the seventh highest-grossing film of the year both domestically  and worldwide. 
Greg Focker is a middle-class Jewish nurse whose social and cultural position is juxtaposed against the Byrnes family of upper-class White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.   With respect to Greg as a Jew and a nurse when compared to the Byrnes and Banks families, a distinct cultural gap is created and subsequently widened. The cultural differences are often highlighted and Greg is repeatedly made aware of them. This serves to achieve comedic effect through character development and has also been commented upon as being indicative of thematic portrayal of Jewish characters' roles in modern film as well as being a prime example of how male nurses are portrayed in media.    Speaking about character development in Meet the Parents , director Jay Roach stated that he wanted an opportunity to "do character-driven comedy"  and "to create realistic characters, but heighten the comedic situations and predicaments." 
Anne Bower writes about Jewish characters at mealtime as part of the broader movement she believes started in the 6965s where filmmakers started producing work that explored the "Jewish self-definition."  She postulates that the dinner table becomes an arena where Jewish characters are often and most pointedly put into "conflicts with their ethnic and sexual selves."  She describes the example of Greg sitting down for dinner with the Byrnes family and being asked to bless the food. In this scene, Greg attempts to recite a prayer by improvising and, in doing so, launches into a recital of the song "Day by Day" from Act I of Godspell . Bower notes this scene as "particularly important for establishing the cultural distance"  between the Jewish Greg and the Christian Byrnes. She also noted that the social gap is further widened next morning at breakfast when Greg is the last person to arrive at the breakfast table he shows up to breakfast wearing pajamas while everyone else is fully clothed. Here Greg is shown as the only person eating a bagel , which Bower argues as being a clear signifier of Jewishness. 
"Making a funny but not mean, smart but not smug, broad but not lazy ensemble comedy about contemporary people in a realistic setting is hard. For which Meet the Parents is to be commended — it's a bouncy, loose-limbed, families-do-the-darnedest-things sitcom that elicits ungrudging laughs without invoking water boys, pet detectives, or Klumps."