Notebook Reviews: MEET THE PARENTS

3.5 out of 5 stars

Jay Roach – 2000 

Director Jay Roach delivers a fine comedy with Meet The Parents. Ultimately, it’s a shame that many of the film’s best bits were shown in the trailer. Ben Stiller plays on his average guy persona with a strong comic performance, while Robert DeNiro is an able foil as the father-in-law to be from hell (it’s always good seeing him do comedy). 

This ticks all the right boxes for a decent studio comedy and it delivers the right amount of laughs – even if it does lack a suitable climax.