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A double-helping of comedies from director Jay Roach. 'Meet the Parents' (2000) sees male Nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) wanting to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo) while at her parent's house for the weekend. But he must ask her ever suspicious father Jack (Robert De Niro) first and Jack has already taken an immediate dislike to Greg. A series of disasters, including failing a lie detector test, occur as Greg tries his best to please Pam's father and the rest of the family. Even Pam now has doubts as to why she loves Greg. In the follow-up, 'Meet the Fockers' (2004), Greg (Stiller) has finally married Pam Byrne (Polo) after managing to win the blessing of her irrascible, ex-CIA operative father Jack (De Niro). But Jack, ferociously protective of his daughter, wants to see exactly what kind of family his new son-in-law comes from, and why on earth they would name their child Gaylord M. Focker? Setting off for Miami, Greg prepares for the worst as he introduces his liberal lawyer father, Bernie (Dustin Hoffman), and his sex-therapist mother, Roz (Barbara Streisand).
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