Little Fockers Parent Guide
he excessive use of sexually oriented content and suggestive language in this story makes the Fockers one family many parents will want to avoid.
Parent Movie Review
Greg and Pam Focker (Ben Stiller and Teri Polo) may be the parents of two children (Daisy Tahan and Colin Baiocchi) but that doesn’t mean this film is anywhere close to being family friendly. Like its predecessors, Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, this sequel has three jokes that it parades out over and over again. The first one has to do with Greg’s job as a male nurse. Rather than seeing it as a commendable career choice, Greg’s father-in-law Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) bemoans what he considers to be a wimpy occupation and relentlessly badgers Greg about it.
The second has to do with the family’s moniker. As in the last movies this script goes overboard trying to drum up jokes where it can insert Greg and Pam’s last name—a slight variation of the sexually explicit expletive. And almost every other punch line has something to do with S-E-X, including a male-enhancing pharmaceutical, a perky and provocative sales representative (Jessica Alba) and a misunderstanding about sexual orientation.
Obsessed with these three gags, the script pays only the flimsiest attention to the storyline in which Jack recognizes his days as patriarch are numbered. Despite his disdain for Greg, he realizes his son-in-law is the only option to take over the job. With mafia-like solemnity, he makes his wishes known and starts grooming Greg to be the man of the house.
However, after arriving in town for his grandchildren’s birthday party with his wife Dina (Blythe Danner), Jack begins to question his choice, especially when he discovers a bag full of erectile dysfunction medicine in the closet. He also catches the pretty sales rep engaged in a full-on smooch with Greg. Being a man who is used to getting his way, Jack doesn’t hesitate to suggest to his daughter that she reconsider her marriage to Greg in favor of her former lover Kevin Rawley (Owen Wilson), a wealthy and eccentric world traveler who never misses a chance to check in on his old flame.
If those aren’t enough problems for one family to deal with, Greg’s sex-obsessed parents, Bernie and Roz (Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand) show up just as the party begins.
While in-laws have long been the subjects of wisecracks, Little Fockers does nothing to repair the dysfunctional relationships among these relatives. Meanwhile the excessive use of sexually oriented content and suggestive language in this story makes the Fockers one family many parents will want to avoid.Directed by Paul Weitz. Starring Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Blythe Danner. Running time: 98 minutes. Theatrical release December 22, 2010. Updated July 21, 2016
Rating & Content Info
Why is Little Fockers rated PG-13? Little Fockers is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature sexual humor throughout, language and some drug content.
Violence: A man sprays blood over himself and his guests after accidently cutting his finger with a knife.Adults argue. A man is accidently buried in sand. A child falls off a climbing wall and is injured. A man falls from a pole and hurts himself. Two adult males engage in a fistfight. One man is kicked in the groin. A cat attacks and begins to swallow a pet lizard.
Sexual Content: A female television host discusses sex toys and self-pleasuring. A man talks about injuries sustained during sex. One woman is seen in a bikini, another in her underwear. Several scenes deal with a man’s erection. A woman comments on her parents’ sexual activity. A woman undresses to her underwear and throws herself at a man.
Language: During a medical procedure, two nurses exchange sexually suggestive remarks. A character makes irreverent religious comments. A character mistakes the sexual orientation of two men - several homosexual jokes follow. Crude sexual dialogue is found throughout the film along with a name that sounds like a sexual expletive. Scatological slang, terms of Deity and other profanities are also used. Emergency personnel mistake a last name for a curse aimed at them.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Adults drink alcohol with dinner, in a bar and in other social settings. Both a man and a woman misuse prescription medication. One intoxicated character takes pills with alcohol.
Other: A child vomits at the dinner table. Several flatulence and bathroom jokes are included in the script. A man uses an electrical current to defibrillate his heart.
Page last updated July 21, 2016
Little Fockers Parents' Guide
Like Jack Byrnes, many people are interested in finding out more about their family’s history. The following sites are just a few of the places you may start finding your ancestors (some are free and some are not): Ancestory.com, FamilySearch.org, and Genealogytoday.com.
Why does Roz recommend that spouses have an affair with one another? How can a couple keep the spark in their relationship?
How does Jack respond to the YouTube video of Greg’s presentation? Why is it impossible to control what is put up on this site? What privacy issues are impacted by these postings?
The most recent home video release of Little Fockers movie is April 5, 2011. Here are some details…
Little Fockers releases on DVD and Blu-ray on April 5, 2011, with the following extras:
- Gag Reel
- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Opening And Ending
- Behind The Scenes: Making Of A Godfocker & Bout Time
- The Focker Foot Locker: A String Of Clips From The Film Of Every Time Someone Utters A Version Of Focker.
- Theatrical Trailers
Little Fockers on Blu-ray includes these additional bonus extras:
- Bob and Ben
- Ben and Owen
- Pocket Blu
- My Movies
- My Scenes
- Digital Copy
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Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller have starred in several movies together including Night at the Museum and its sequel. Before taking on the role of Bernie Focker, Dustin Hoffman played numerous parts including a notorious sea captain in the live action film Hook, a grieving father in Moonlight Mile, a university professor in Stranger Than Fiction and a lawyer in the adaptation of John Grisham’s novel Runaway Jury.