Crude, Big Screen Sitcom Episode
Release Date: December 22, 2010
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro,
Owen Wilson, Jessica Alba,
Dustin Hoffman, Barbra
Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri
Polo, Laura Dern
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 98 minutes
Distributor: Universal Pictures/General
Director: Paul Weitz
Executive Producer: Nancy Tenenbaum, Ryan
Kavanaugh, Daniel Lupi, Meghan
Lyvers, Adrew Miano
Producer: Jane Rosenthal, Robert De
Niro, John Hamburg, Jay Roach
Writer: Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke
Address Comments To:Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman/CEO, General Electric
Jeff Zucker, President/CEO, NBC Universal
Ron Meyer, President/COO, Universal Studios
Adam Fogelson, Chairman, Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608-1085
Phone: (818) 777-1000
Web Page: www.universalstudios.com
In this chapter, Ben Stiller’s character, Greg, and his wife Pam are settling into family life with their children. When Pam's sister announces that her husband is leaving for a younger woman, Greg's father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (played by Robert De Niro), who has been suffering from heart complications, names Greg as the next-in-line to take over the family, the God-Focker.
In order to provide financial security for his wife and children and to solidify his position as the new head of the family, Greg takes a secondary job as a spokesman for a new erectile dysfunction drug. His new sales supervisor is a beautiful young sales exec played by Jessica Alba. However, due to the nature of his new job for ED medicine, Greg does not want to tell his in-laws of the job, which of course sets his overly suspicious father-in-law into action.
Soon, Jack is trailing Greg at every turn, spying on him and suspecting Greg of adulterous behavior with the beautiful, young sales exec, which would nullify Greg's position as the next in line to lead the family.
LITTLE FOCKERS is funny but inconsistent, and it contains too much crude humor, especially since a major plot device revolves around an erectile dysfunction medication. The major plot conflict also feels episodic and more like a TV sitcom rather than a big-screen release. Also, the movie has many crude references to “f” words, which are substituted by the family's surname. The movie has a mostly mixed, Pagan worldview. One character, for instance, combines New Age philosophies with quotes from Budda and Jesus. LITTLE FOCKERS also has quite a bit of foul language as well as some drunkenness and strong miscellaneous immorality, including a daughter who disrespects her father throughout the movie.
LITTLE FOCKERS is funny but inconsistent. It contains too much crude humor, some of it involving embarrassing comic violence. The major plot conflict feels episodic and more like a TV sitcom rather than a big-screen release. There’s also quite a bit of foul language, including comic references to the “f” word in the comic hero’s surname. Finally, the movie has a mixed pagan worldview. For example, one character combines New Age philosophies with quotes from Buddha and Jesus.