A sequel that has been six years in the making, has finally been given an official cinema release date. In the first film, we were invited to meet the parents. The second time round we had a chance to meet the Fockers, and now it’s time to introduce ourselves to the children.
Set five years after Meet the Fockers, everybody’s favourite couple; Greg and Pam Focker, have settled down into a place of their own, as a family of four. Yes, that’s right, when the poorly kept secret of her pregnancy was revealed in the 2004 follow-up to Meet the Parents, it was only reasonable to expect that a little Focker would soon arrive in the household. Two however, that was something which was not quite expected…
Little Fockers follows Pam and Gregg, as they try to cope with raising their twin children. After Greg begins to face a mid-life crisis, he starts to ponder the rest of his life, as well as becoming a good father and obtaining a stable job to earn money for his family. When Pam’s parents decide to stay for the holiday season, Jack starts to become highly suspicious once again about what is going on with Greg. This eventually leads to suspense between the two, resulting in a cat and dog fight which has made us all fall in love with the characters from the very beginning.
Directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie), the cast of the 2010 sequel is virtually untouched, with the exception of Dustin Hoffman, with reports confirming he will not re-prise his role as the ever so comical Bernie Focker, yet Robert Di Niro, Ben Stiller, Barbara Streisand and Teri Polo are back for what is set to be the holiday film of 2010.
It looks like we are going to have to wait until Christmas before we can catch the latest happenings in the Focker household, after the release date was pushed back earlier this year.