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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Meet The Suckers

I went to see Meet The Folkers with my Little (from Big Brothers Big Sisters) today. The movie was painfully, painfully bad. If it wasn't for Dustin Hoffman, I don't think I could've sat through the whole thing. I seriously think they just call it Meet The Suckers since you're basically just walking into the theater to see all the other poor saps who got taken for eight hard earned bucks.

The Stranger has a good short film review posted that sums it up pretty well, but alas I didn't read it until after I saw the movie....doh:
"Watching Meet the Fockers started out grating and ended up grinding my flesh off the bone. Ben Stiller returns as Gaylord Focker (if you think they're done milking that name for cheap jokes, you've missed the title of this trash), and he and so-earnest-it-kills fiancée Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo) are pulling their families together for a weekend meet-up before the big wedding. The Fockers (the only noncloying actor in this whole film, Dustin Hoffman, and the overbearing Barbra Streisand as an overbearing senior citizen sex therapist) are "honk for Hillary" Jewish liberals, a stark contrast to ultra-conservative CIA agent Jack and wife Dina (Robert De Niro and Blythe Danner). Put them together and calamity ensues!" - JENNIFER MAERZ