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"Little Fockers" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook

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Synopsis

Greg is given the title of Godfocker by his father-in-law Jack Byrnes after Jack experiences a small heart attack.  However, it doesn’t take long for Jack’s feelings of resentment toward Greg to come back.  Jack suspects Greg of cheating on his wife with a pharmaceutical sales rep and after following Greg around he finally gets the evidence he needs to end his daughters marriage to the failure that is Gay Focker.  Greg tries to win the approval of his father-in-law by interviewing at a prestigious school for their twins and remodeling a house for the family.

Specifications

  • Universal
  • 2010, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 38 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Codec: VC1
  • 1080p
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro, Owen Wilson, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Steisand
  • Directed by Paul Weitz
Rating
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: Humor
  • Language: No

Commentary

Little Fockers is the third movie in the Focker series, preluded by Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers.  There seems to be quite a bit of hatred for this movie in many of the reviews I have read. While it isn’t the greatest, I found it to be funny at times and mildly entertaining- far from the absolute suckfest that some with have you believe. I have seen many movies that are much worse that Meet the Fockers.

Technical

Image quality on this Universal release was very good. Rich colors, although perhaps a bit too rich and oversaturated, pristine detail and decent contrast are all present in this transfer.  The audio was mostly relegated to the front 3 channels and there was nothing all that exceptional going on with the mix, but it did the job for this movie.

Extras

Making of, Deleted and Alternate Scenes, Gag reel, and a “bonus movie” feature where you can stream “Junior” or “Sgt. Bilko”.