Little Fockers (2010)

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It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam's entire clan descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he's fully capable as the man of the house.

Film Summary
The 2010 motion picture "Little Fockers" is the 3rd installment in the comedy series that started with "Meet the Moms and dads" and continued with "Meet the Fockers". Directed by Paul Weitz, the movie includes an ensemble cast that includes Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, and Barbra Streisand among others.

Plot Summary
The focal point of "Little Fockers" lies in the life of Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) who is now the proud father of five-year-old twins, Henry and Samantha. Despite his domestic happiness, Greg's relationship with his obsessive father-in-law, Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro), remains complicated. Jack's concern about who will take control of as the head of his household as soon as he's gone, the 'GodFocker,' types tension and chaos throughout the movie.

As the story unfolds, Jack's growing suspicion about Greg's capability to lead his family, creates obstacles for Greg, as he works relentlessly to impress Jack. Greg's life gets more disorderly when the appealing drug rep, Andi Garcia (Jessica Alba), gets in the storyline with Jack misinterpreting their acquaintance as something more.

Subplots and Wrap Up
Subplots include a reunion with Kevin (Owen Wilson), an ex-boyfriend of Greg's wife Pam (Teri Polo), and health concerns dealt with by Jack that make him consider who must lead his family in case of his death. There's likewise the story of the Fockers' kids going to an ultra-competitive, eccentric private school where the principal plays favorites.

Humor and misunderstandings ensue as Andi is misinterpreted for having an affair with Greg, a mishap at the kids' birthday celebration, and escalated doubts about Greg's prospective as a follower. At the end of the movie, Jack has a heart attack but recovers, recognizing that Greg is capable enough to lead the household. He finally recognizes Greg as the 'GodFocker,' and they apologize.

"Little Fockers", while continuing the humor and madness from the previous two movies in its own special method, centers around trust issues and the struggles of Greg to measure up to his father-in-law's expectations. The film delights in an abundance of situational funny that comes off the daily scenario in Greg's life, providing a wholesome household movie pleasurable for grownups and kids alike.

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