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Thanks to their extension into every space that was once tranquil in America suburbs are a modern icon and so are the people that live there Women with shoulder length hair part time real estate jobs and seats on the neighborhood association board are common And theyre married to men in golf shirts who drive silver sedans to one of the seven grocery stores in a four-block radius to pick up capers to throw in the pasta These are the people who stand in their impeccable yards and grin impeccable impenetrable grins at the world as if nothing nothing could possibly be wrong Robert DeNiro is one of those golf shirt guys in Meet the Parents director Jay Roach DeNiros Jack Byrnes is the patriarch of a classic colonial house in upstate New York and everything from his turtleneck sweaters to his perky blonde daughters reflect his perfect attainment of the suburban dream Of course benevolence is nice but this is a comedy And in a comedy something has to go wrong in the world Enter foil Greg Focker yes its pronounced just like its spelled into that suburban twilight zone Played by a perfectly askance do- I-have- something-in-my- teeth Ben Stiller Focker hopes to make Byrnes eldest daughter Pam Teri Polo his wife That plan becomes somewhat complex once Focker realizes Pam relishes the tradition of pre-proposal fatherly acceptance Invited to the Byrnes home for the wedding of Pams sister Greg Focker sees his chance to grab a green light from daddy and tries desperately to win Jacks affection As a male nurse and a city boy though Focker already has strikes against him before his poor mouth even opens And then it opens As his well-meaning untruths become a circus of lies the guy begins amassing a dismal batting average Besides no one is good enough for Jacks Pam and the more desperate Greg becomes to prove otherwise the more
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