Meet the Parents

2000 PG-13 1h 47m DVD

Meet the Parents

2000 PG-13 1h 47m DVD
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Greg Focker wants to marry his girlfriend, but before he pops the question, he must win over her father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes. But everything that can go wrong does, all under Jack's critical, hawklike gaze.
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Nicole DeHuff, Jon Abrahams, Owen Wilson, James Rebhorn, Kali Rocha, Thomas McCarthy, Phyllis George, Spencer Breslin, Bernie Sheredy, Judah Friedlander, Peter Bartlett, John Elsen
Jay Roach
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has some strong language, especially in reference to Greg's unfortunate last name; drug use, plus cigarette smoking by the main character; a few sexual references and situations; and potty humor -- a septic tank backs up on the lawn, for starters. There's plenty of lying, spying, and sneaking around by the main characters that they eventually all need to own up to -- like when Greg loses the cat and tries to replace him with a lookalike from the local shelter.

Sexual Content

Some sexual references and non-graphic situations. Greg wears a very tight bathingsuit.


Comic peril. A roof and gazebo catch on fire.


Some strong language and plenty of mentions of "Focker," Greg's unfortunate last name.

Social Behavior

Characters insensitive to feelings of Jewish man, also deride his masculinity for being a nurse. Greg tries to pass off shelter cat for family pet. Greg loses his cool on an airplane and gets removed. Lots of lying and sneaking around by Jack, who mistrusts everyone and spies on everyone.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

References to marijuana use, drinking, smoking. Greg smokes and tries to hide it.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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