Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - Little Fockers

Monday, March 28, 2011

DVD Review - Little Fockers

About the DVD
The funniest and most entertaining installment of one of the most popular comedic franchises in history, Little Fockers, comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand April 5, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  For more than a decade, the antics of the extended Focker-Byrnes family have kept audiences laughing and generated combined worldwide movie ticket sales of nearly $1 billion.  Now the latest chapter in this hilarious family saga turns an eye toward another of life’s milestones – raising kids. 

Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-CIA father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro) but one important test still lies ahead: can Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family’s next ‘Godfocker?’   The sequel to the comedy blockbusters Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, Little Fockers reunites De Niro (Everybody’s Fine) and Stiller (Night at the Museum franchise) with Oscar® winners Dustin Hoffman (Kung Fu Panda) and Barbra Streisand (The Prince of Tides), Blythe Danner (Paul), Teri Polo (Beyond Borders) and Owen Wilson (How Do You Know).  Jessica Alba (Machete), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) and Harvey Keitel (The Piano) also join the cast in the funniest Focker family story yet.

Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the DVD are packed with extras, including deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Little Fockers and a never-before-seen alternate opening and ending not shown in theaters!  The two-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack offers fans three different ways to catch up with the Focker family.  The set includes a Blu-ray and DVD copy of film; and for a limited time only, a digital copy of the movie that can be viewed on an array of electronic and portable devices anytime, anywhere. 

Not only will Blu-ray purchasers be able to experience Little Fockers in spectacular high definition and with the purest sound available, they can also watch exciting Blu-ray exclusive featurettes with Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.  Blu-ray consumers can also access MY MOVIES, an exclusive feature that allows consumers to stream a bonus movie of their choice instantly to their television through any Internet-connected Blu-ray player via BD-Live or to their Smartphone and iPadusing the free pocket BLU app.  The bonus movie will be available for a limited time only.   

Also available through MY MOVIES, Blu-ray owners can instantly rent a selection of Universal film favorites on their television, Smartphone, computer or iPadincluding hits such as Meet the Parents, Fast and Furious, Mamma Mia! and Coraline, at a price of $2.99.  Visit for information on how to get started. 

    • Bob and Ben: Cast members Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro reflect on their history and their characters’ evolution throughout the Meet the Parents trilogy.
    • Ben and Owen:  On average, every 1.3 years Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller share the silver screen.  Little Fockers marks their 10th movie together. In this dual interview, Ben and Owen reveal the secrets of their shared success.
  • BD-LIVE - Access the BD-LiveCenter through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers and more!
  • pocket BLU:   The groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, BlackBerry®, Nokia® Smartphone, Android, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray player.  Also available on the iPad®, owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablet's larger screen and high resolution display.  Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before.  pocket BLU offers advanced features such as:
    • ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
    • VIDEO TIMELINE:  Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    • MOBILE-TO-GO:  Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • BROWSE TITLES:  Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray Hi-Def.  They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • KEYBOARD:  Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • MY MOVIES:  Consumers can instantly stream a free bonus movie of their choice or choose to rent a variety of Universal favorites including Meet the Parents, Fast and Furious, Mamma Mia! and Coraline.
  • MY SCENES:  Bookmark your favorite scenes from the film.
  • uHEAR:  Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blu-ray disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
  • DIGITAL COPY:  Viewers can watch Little Fockers for a limited of time on an array of electronic and portable devices.

    • MAKING OF A GODFOCKER: A behind-the-scenes look at Little Fockers.  Everyone’s back in this knock down, drag out third installment of the Meet the Parents Trilogy and this piece brings it all together.  Featuring the return of cast members, Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Streisand, Blythe Danner and Terri Polo and newcomers, Harvey Keitel, Jessica Alba and Laura Dern.    
    • BOUT TIME:  A fun behind-the-scenes look at the climatic fight scene where Greg and Jack finally throw down the gloves.

  • THE FOCKER FOOT LOCKER:  A string of clips from the film of every time someone utters a version of “Focker.”

Greg Focker (Stiller) has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-CIA father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (De Niro) but one important test still lies ahead: will Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family's next 'Godfocker'... or will the circle of trust be broken for good?  Returning co-stars Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand are joined by newcomers Jessica Alba, Laura Dern and Harvey Keitel in this hysterical family affair.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Owen Wilson, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel
Directed By: Paul Weitz
Screenplay By: John Hamburg, Larry Stuckey (based on characters created by Greg Glienna and Mary Ruth Clarke)
Produced By: Robert De Niro, John Hamburg, Jay Roach, Jane Rosenthal
Executive Producers: Ryan Kavanaugh, Daniel Lupi, Meghan Lyvers, Andrew Miano, Nancy Tenenbaum
Director of Photography: Remi Adefarasin
Production Designer: William Arnold
Editors: Greg Hayden, Leslie Jones, Myron Kerstein
Music By: Stephen Trask
Costume Designer: Molly Maginnis

My Take on the DVDI have come to like the Focker movies in the past for their fun loving humor as well as the situations that are always introduced that seem to provide a glimpse into the crazy relationships and situations that surround bringing together two differing families.

This movie continues the tradition! What I loved about this was was the added fun of adding in additional kids to the mix. I also liked the the fact that the movie showed some very real situations that I could see many families having. Having kids intensifies the family dynamic as well as the relationships with your extended family, and sometimes this can be both frustrating, humorous, and exasperating. This movie brought this and many other scenarios to the table and lets people see, through a fun outlet, some of the humor in serious situations and even gives couples some ideas of how you might be able to get past some of these issues as well. 

As always, the main characters were great working together. I do not know whether there is another movie in the future, but I would not mind seeing more in the future!

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1 comment:

Bryon said...

The whole thing with repressed ideas about sex makes the premise of this movie so much funnier considering it is “coming up” so often. When Prudence (Laura Dern) thought that Gregg and Jack was a couple was so funny. Actually Laura did a fantastic job of playing that character as a serious flaky person. I saw “Little Fockers” on VOD on my DISH employee HD receiver last weekend. I love that I can watch in 1080p HD which looks so much better on my big screen TV. I have 200 HD channels to watch too which is more than any other provider right now.