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Little Fockers (known as Meet the Parents: Little Fockers in the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia) is a 2010 American comedy film and the third and final film in the Meet the Parents film series, serving as a sequel to Meet the Parents (2000) and Meet the Fockers (2004). The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Jessica Alba, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.

After the commercial success of the first two films in the franchise, both De Niro and Stiller received a remuneration of $20 million for their roles in Little Fockers.

In addition to the original cast, Little Fockers features Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, Kevin Hart, and Harvey Keitel. Although the film was a box office success, grossing over $310 million worldwide, it earned less than its predecessors and was critically panned.


Five years after the events of the previous film, Gaylord Greg Focker is preparing to celebrate his twins Samantha and Henry s fifth birthday party.

Things seem to go awry when Greg s father-in-law Jack Byrnes visits. Recently, he has been diagnosed with a heart condition and become embittered by his daughter Debbie s divorce from her husband Bob (their marriage was the social event in the first film and how he and Greg met), for cheating on her with a nurse. Jack s original plan was to declare Bob his successor as head of the Byrnes family, but he decides to pass the role to Greg, naming him The Godfocker .

Despite Greg reluctantly accepting the role, Jack resumes his spying on him and begins to suspect him of infidelity when he sees him with drug representative Andi Garcia, who openly flirts with him. This with the presence of Sustengo erection pills in Greg s house prompts Jack to think he is no longer sexually attracted to Pam, his wife. Furthermore, he starts to doubt his ability to provide for his family when he s initially reluctant to send his children to a private school.

During a medical conference promoting Sustengo, Greg meets Bob at a bar, who tells him of Jack s original intention to name him as successor, The Bobfather . His relief and happiness at leaving Jack s family makes Greg slightly uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Jack speaks to Pam about the possibility of divorcing Greg and renewing her relationship with her ex-fiancé, Kevin Rawley.

Eventually, following a row at a clinic, Greg escapes to his and Pam s unfinished new house, where Andi turns up. She tries to cheer him up with Chinese food and wine, but she drinks too much (also taking many erection pills), making an eccentric, extremely aggressive sexual pass on Greg. Jack, looking for him to apologize and bring him home, pulls up to the house and sees through the window what looks like Greg and Andi having sex. Although, he is actually trying to rebuff Andi s advances. Disgusted, Jack leaves, and tells Dina and Pam that he couldn t find him.

Greg s parents, Bernie and Roz, rejoin the family at the twins birthday party the next day. Enraged at Greg s apparent infidelity, Jack engages him in a physical fight, despite Greg insisting that Andi was drunk and he was rejecting her. The fight ends with Jack having a heart attack and collapsing.

Greg quickly takes charge of the situation, looking after Jack. As paramedics take him away, Jack quietly admits that he believes him after observing his carotid artery remained stable while Greg was proclaiming his innocence. Impressed with his integrity and quick thinking, Jack approves of him to be The Gregfocker.

Four months later, on Christmas Day, Greg and Pam s parents come to spend Christmas with them in their new house. Greg s parents (being Jewish) give Jack a kippah as a present, informing him that while they were nursing him back to health they traced his family roots and discovered that he is part Jewish (which does not impress Jack).

Bernie informs Greg and Pam that he and Roz have sold their Miami home and are moving to Chicago, only two houses down from theirs. Jack and Dina decide they will move too, because they also want to be close to their grandchildren. Greg and Pam try to wean their respective parents off the idea. During the mid-credits scene, Jack views YouTube videos of Greg publicly mocking Jack during a speech promoting Sustengo.


  • Robert De Niro as Jack Byrnes
  • Ben Stiller as Greg Focker
  • Owen Wilson as Kevin Rawley
  • Dustin Hoffman as Bernie Focker
  • Barbra Streisand as Roz Focker
  • Blythe Danner as Dina Byrnes
  • Teri Polo as Pam Focker
  • Jessica Alba as Andi Garcia
  • Laura Dern as Prudence
  • Kevin Hart as Nurse Louis
  • Daisy Tahan as Samantha Focker
  • Colin Baiocchi as Henry Focker
  • Thomas McCarthy as Dr. Bob
  • Harvey Keitel as Randy Weir
  • Yul Vazquez as Junior
  • Olga Fonda as Svetlana
  • Rob Huebel as Sleazy Doctor
  • John DiMaggio and Jordan Peele as E.M.T.s
  • Deepak Chopra as Himself
  • Nick Kroll as Young Doctor


Production for Little Fockers began in July 2009.

Writer John Hamburg stated the film would deal with themes of death and divorce and all these real things that, as we get older, we start to think about, but in a really comical way.

Outside the United States, this is the first film in the series to be released by Paramount Pictures, which acquired the DreamWorks back catalog in 2006 (and owned the studio itself until 2008), including co-ownership in the Meet the Parents franchise. DreamWorks remains as a copyright co-holder with Universal Pictures (as DW Studios).

On August 24, 2010, it was announced that Dustin Hoffman would be reprising his role as Greg s father, Bernie Focker. When the movie was in pre-production, the studios couldn t reach an agreement with Hoffman, but agreed on terms to bring him back for the film, though his role was significantly smaller than in the previous film due to the agreement coming after the initial filming. As such, they had to shoot the scenes and edit them to fit his character into the movie.


In January 2010, the release date for the film was pushed back from July 30, 2010, to December 22, 2010, nominally because Universal hoped to benefit from the long Christmas weekend; it was later revealed to be deliberately delayed as such because it was only at the time of the delay announcement that Hoffman elected to reprise his character, and the producers had to adjust the filming schedule to accommodate for the filming of his scenes, keeping the announcement secret until the aforementioned August reveal.

The first trailer was released on June 24, 2010. It was then shown in front of showings of Grown Ups and Dinner for Schmucks. A second trailer was released online November 10, 2010 attached with Morning Glory, Unstoppable and Skyline. The film was released in the UK and US on December 22, 2010.

Critical reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 9% based on 148 reviews and an average rating of 3.4/10. The site s critical consensus reads, As star-studded as it is heartbreakingly lazy, Little Fockers takes the top-grossing trilogy to embarrassing new lows. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 27 out of 100 based on 32 critics, indicating generally unfavorable reviews . Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of B− on an A+ to F scale.

On each website, it is Streisand s lowest-rated film. Empire gave two stars out of five, summing up, there are inevitably moments when Hoffman or Wilson get a laugh, but on the whole, it’s the same again, but weaker and with fewer good jokes.

Box office performance

Little Fockers failed to match the opening-weekend gross of its predecessor, Meet the Fockers. It opened first on its opening weekend on approximately 5,000 screens at 3,536 locations across US and Canada, bringing its five-day opening to $48.3 million. By comparison, Meet the Fockers made $46.1 million on the same weekend in 2004 for a five-day total of $70.5 million. Little Fockers grossed $148.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $162.2 million from other countries around the world, for a worldwide total of $310.7 million, making this the lowest grossing film in the trilogy.


Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Jessica Alba Won
Barbra Streisand Nominated
Worst Screenplay John Hamburg and Larry Stuckey Nominated

Home media

Little Fockers was released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 5, 2011.

Year 2010
ReleaseDate 2010-12-22
RuntimeMins 98
RuntimeStr 1h 38min
Plot Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the male nurse Greg Focker, have what it takes?
Awards Awards, 3 wins & 5 nominations
Directors Paul Weitz
Writers John Hamburg, Larry Stuckey, Greg Glienna
Stars Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro
Produced by Robert De Niro,Katterli Frauenfelder,John Hamburg,Ryan Kavanaugh,Daniel Lupi,Meghan Lyvers,Andrew Miano,Jay Roach,Jane Rosenthal,Nancy Tenenbaum
Music by Stephen Trask
Cinematography by Remi Adefarasin
Film Editing by Greg Hayden,Leslie Jones,Myron Kerstein
Casting By Joseph Middleton
Production Design by William Arnold
Art Direction by Sue Chan
Set Decoration by David Smith
Costume Design by Molly Maginnis
Makeup Department Steve Artmont,Kate Biscoe,Beatrice De Alba,Gabriel De Cunto,David DeLeon,Lori Guidroz,John Isaacs,Geraldine Jones,Lorri Keefer-Smith,Miia Kovero,Lisa Layman,Amy Lederman,Barbara Lorenz,Dominic Mango,Vivian Maxwell,Cass McClure,Valli O Reilly,Suzi Ostos,Tricia Sawyer,Ronnie Specter,Rick Stratton,Janine Thompson,Mary Ann Valdes,Pamela S. Westmore,Victoria Wood,Patty York,Karen Blynder
Production Management Frank Cuomo,Daniel Lupi,Will Weiske,Meredith Zamsky
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Paula Case,Mike Currie,Stephen P. Del Prete,Larry D. Katz,Stefan Rand,Andy Spellman,Garrett Warren
Art Department Renee Lee Alito,Anthony Barracca,Jennifer R. Blair,John Bratton,Amanda Bromberg,Richard Brunton,Peggy Casey,David B. Clark,Dave DeGaetano,Yann Denoual,Jeff Dieter,Nicole Eldredge,Mike Elizalde,Todd Ellis,David Falconer,Eva Firshein,Andrew P. Flores,Casey B. Garrett,Robert Gau,Thomas J. Glynn,Will Grant,Allison Gross,Tommy Gutman,Brenner Hugh Harris,Andrew Kim,Greg Knapp,David R. Lawson,Seaton Lin,Jim Magdaleno,Merdyce McClaran,Barbara Mesney,Lanie Mimikakis,Robert G. Newhouse,Cesar Orozco,Troy Osman,Lily Pahlow,Alexander Panov,Anshuman Prasad,Brent Rice,Michael Samarzich,Clint Schultz,Kelly Schultz,Rose Shawhan,Craig T. Shordon,John Snow,Jen Stirling,Samuel J. Tell,Miles Teves,Gary Damian Thomas,Michael Thurman,Tim Y. Wetzel,David L. Bush,Jack White
Sound Department Christopher Alba,James Ashwill,Bob Beemer,Willie D. Burton,Paul Buscemi,John T. Cucci,Bill R. Dean,Richard Duarte,Stephanie Flack,Paul Hackner,John Hays,Matthew W. Kielkopf,Oleg Kulchytskyi,Linda Lew,Eric Lindemann,Marla McGuire,Adam Mohundro,Dan O Connell,Thomas J. O Connell,Jack Snyder,Unsun Song,Cameron Steenhagen,Jason Stevens,Mike Szakmeister,Jon Taylor,Gary A. Theard,Lars Bjerre,Shayna Brown,David A. Whittaker
Special Effects by Roland Blancaflor,John Fleming,Chris Hampton,Jay King
Visual Effects by Shish Aikat,Erik Akutagawa,Ashima Taneja Arora,Charles Arulraj,Jennifer Avery,Adam Blank,Charles Bunnag,Theju Chandran,Balachandar Chandrasekaran,Chris Chappell,Raymond Chen,Jeremy Chinn,Marvin Chua,Jeffrey Cilley,Patrick Clancey,Gloria Cohen Shomo,Daniel Aristoteles Collins,Krystal Cooper,Christopher Cram,Sonia D Costa,Scott M. Davids,Stevan Del George,Ryan Donoghue,Mike Frevert,Todd Fulkerson,Henry Gaw,Anthony Harris,Anthony Hays,Phil Holland,Angie Howard,John Hughes,Neh Jaiswal,Seth Kleinberg,Gene Kozicki,Louis Kreusel,Kenneth Kurras,Mark Larranaga,David Lauer,Adam Lima,Sean Mattini,Jane M. McCurley,M. Gavin McMillan,Meg Morris,Blake Nickle,Gary Nolin,Shyam Prasad Chowdhary Nunna,Rakesh Pusuluri,Siddharthan Raman,Vamshi Ramasagaram,Nachiarkovil Durairaj Rangesh,Ridhwan Razak,Joe Salazar,Vikram Sanghai,Sandhya Savanur,Vijay Selvam,Seshaprasad,Siddharth Shah,Srikanth Shanmugam,Todd Shifflett,Vishwanath Shirodkar,Jason Sikora,Brad Smith,Doug Spilatro,Julie Stark,Sean Stortroen,Ben Taylor,Jateen Thakkar,Nicholas Theisen,Meg Tyra,Sourabh Uppal,Mark Velazquez,Rakesh Venugopalan,David B. Wilson,Hunter Woo,Michael Backauskas,Celine Chew,Mandeep Singh
Stunts Mary Albee,Kelli Barksdale,Kacie Borrowman,Arnold Chon,Eddie Davenport,Marie Fink,Colin Follenweider,Mark Ginther,Gene Hartline,Michael B. Johnson,Rick LeFevour,Cliff McLaughlin,Charles Page,Frank Torres,Steve Upton,Alicia Vela-Bailey,Garrett Warren,Katina Waters,Boni Yanagisawa,Merritt Yohnka,Kelly Bellini,Kacie Borrowman,Dan Brown,Troy Lindsay Brown,Ryder Bucaro,Tobiasz Daszkiewicz,James Fierro,Greg Fitzpatrick,Mark Ginther,Mark Harper,Vladimir Kubr,Nito Larioza,Tom Lowell,Daniel Maldonado,Natalie M. Meyer,Steve Upton,Ava Rose Williams,Morgan Williams,Boni Yanagisawa
Camera and Electrical Department Michael D. Alvarez,Pete Asidilla,Kevin Barrera,Brad Boyer,Derrick Brown,Clyde E. Bryan,Mark Carlile,Joe Chess,Jim Chizmar,Jack Chouchanian,Joseph P. Connelly,Jimmy Culligan,John L. Dardis,David E. Diano,Reginald Donaldson,Adam W. Erler,Michael Fitzgerald,Matt Fore,Matthew Freedman,Ryan French,John P. Friday,Grant Goza,Allen Harker,Steven Hubbell,Regan Hudecek,Steele Hunter,Jay M. Huntoon,Dan Jones,Jeff Kunkel,Matthew LeCrone,Ami Mariscal,Diego Mariscal,Jeff Mihovilovich,Chris Mulsoff,Ian Myron,Ralph Nelson,Ryan Nelson,Dick Oakes,Jordan Parhad,Haydn Pazanti,Dylan Pomerleau,Maricella Ramirez,Jonah Ravine,David Richert,James F. Roorda,P. Scott Sakamoto,T. Daniel Scaringi,Dennis Seawright,Charles Smith,Ian Strang,Seth Thomas,Suzanne Trucks,Lance Jay Velazco,Troy N. Wade,Andy Waldron,Scott Whitbread,Glen Wilson,Jenny K. Woo,Oliver Wood,William D. Wynn
Casting Department Tineka Becker,Nancy Beer,Katie Calogero,Carol Grant,Barbara Harris,Terry L. Lamfers,Clare Morris,Jamie Pease,Joan Philo,Giota Trakas,Jadin Wong
Costume and Wardrobe Department Tanis Alexander,Nanrose Buchman,Rustie Burris,Eden Clark Coblenz,Cheryl Cravedi,Kendall Errair,Suzanne Flores,Gretchen Gain,Demetricus Holloway,Wanda Leavey,Juan Lopez,Austin Myers,Marcie Olivi,David Page,Hans Georg Struhar,Jessica Timsit,Debbie Travis,Mark Walcott,Eric Yake
Editorial Department James Andrykowski,Jenny Caceres,Greg Curry,Stacey Frederick,Todd Fulkerson,Jill Piwowar,Royce Smith,Brian Scott Steele,Steven Trapani,Lisa Tutunjian,Brian Gee,Mathieu Reid
Location Management Al Cohn,Leann Emmert,Colleen Gibbons,Peter R. Gordon,Nicholas Jamison,Natasha Parker,Nick Rafferty,Nate Taylor,Jacob M. Torres,Scott Vogel,Robert J. Williams
Music Department Pete Anthony,Steve Bartek,Peter Bateman,Joseph Bonn,Rob Brophy,Bobby Cosenza,Justin Craig,Wade Culbreath,Greg Dennen,George Doering,George Drakoulias,Steve Erdody,Amanda Goodpaster,M.B. Gordy,Greg Hayes,Charles Martin Inouye,Russell Johnson,Rachel Levy,Darrin McCann,Darren McKenzie,Radu Pieptea,Katia Popov,Leslie Reed,Tim Rodier,Lior Rosner,Edgardo Simone,David Slonaker,Patrick Spain,Andrew Synowiec,Edwin Wendler,Gina Zimmitti,Vincent Cirilli,Mike Knobloch,Scott McRae
Script and Continuity Department Carol DePasquale,Christopher Godfrey,Sue Meserve
Transportation Department Frank Annunziata,Ron Annunziata,Chris Basso,Ted Basso,Michael J. Birnkrant,Paulie DiCocco III,Paulie DiCocco,Don Haggerty,Marc Lipman,Marco Lupi,John Lux Jr.,David Morales,George Nadian,Mike Phillips,Jimmy Ray Pickens,Chris Raines,Paul E. Stroh,Gary Thomas Williams,Bonnie Yamahiro
Additional Crew Kimberly Aguirre,Sam Alvelo,Derek Ashbaugh,Dan Balgoyen,Dawn Barkan,Bridgett Baron,Nicole Basile,Mark Behar,Jeremy Beiermann,Nathaniel E. Bell,Alex Betuel,Dawn Bridgewater,Meghan Burchfield,Renata Buser,Jacqueline Butler,Clarice Casico,Young N. Chang,Chris Coats,Malika R. Cohen,Daniel B. Cone,David Cortez,Demelza Cronin,Ted M. Davila,Sonia Y. Dawson,Matt Demier,Rico Devereaux,Lucas Dunning,Steve Eckelman,Josh Eggebeen,Manrico Erasmi,Heather Fielding,Jessica Franks,Estee Gabbai,Maura Gannett,Elan Garfias,Marc C. Geschwind,Tony Gonzalez,David Goodin,Michelle Graham,Chris Hadlock,J. Hanna,Cullman Hedges,Jake Hicks,Rick Hicks,Will Higgins,Henry Humphreys,Philippe Iujvidin,Tim Jacobs,Dominique Jaramillo,Jossara Jinaro,Amanda Kaplan,Heather Kehayas,Albertina Kelley,Lauren Knox,Ross L. Kulma,Glen Landry,Nicole Luther,Michael David Lynch,James Macolino,James Malia,Erica Mazzella,Carol McConnaughey,John R. McCormick,Julie McCoy,Mimi N. McGreal,Allison Meadows,Leslie Merlin,Cris Mertens,Dane Moreton,Dillon Neaman,Lisa Nichols,Gerson Paz,Joseph Pernice,Joshua Brian Pierce,Rachel E. Prentiss,RoseMary Prodonovich,John Quilico,Jill Remis,Mishi Reyes,Michelle Roca,Gail Rose,Ahmed Saker,Aved Savoulian,Megan Schmidt,Jennifer Sindell,Desmond Smith,Steve Solomon,Ryan Steinhouse,Erin Stern Linares,Bobby Stringini,Matthew Switzer,Tyler Ventura,Cindy Villa,Brenda Vogel,Berry Welsh,John Burton West,Chris Whitaker,Jac Woods,Julie Wyloge,Kenneth Yoder,Ryan Young,Garson Yu,Michael Zak,Hayley Zeccardi,Steven Zienka,James Barbour,Andres F. Gallego,Gale Hansen,Alicia Johnson,David R. Lawson
Genres Comedy, Romance
Companies Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media
Countries USA
Languages English, Ukrainian
ContentRating PG-13
ImDbRating 5.5
ImDbRatingVotes 112961
MetacriticRating 27
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