Meet the Fockers

May 28, 2005 - This 2004 comedy is a sequel to Meet the Parents. Ben Stiller returns as the unfortunately-named male nurse Gaylord Focker. Teri Polo is back as his fiancée, Pam. Robert De Niro and Blythe Danner reprise their roles as Pam's parents.

The gang heads to Florida in De Niro's bulletproof RV to meet Gaylord's parents, played by Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. Hoffman is a lawyer who became a stay-at-home dad when Gaylord was born. Streisand is a sex therapist for senior citizens.

The Focker parents are new age, free-spirited and proud of Gaylord to the point of embarrassment. In short, they're everything that De Niro's character hates. So, he goes into spy mode in an effort to prevent his daughter from marrying into this looney family.

Overall review: * Dumb. Just dumb. The first movie was clever. This one resorts to humping dogs, bathroom humor and De Niro wearing a fake breast in an attempt to get laughs. It fails miserably.