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Meet The Parents
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Meet The ParentsMeet The Parents
Ratings / 5
 Sound  4.5 
 Visuals  3 
 Effects  3 
 Features  5 
 Transfer  5 
 Packaging  5 
 Overall  4.25 
Disc Information
 Audio  DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1
 Other Languages  French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
 Subtitles  English
 Aspect Ratio  1.85:1 (Animorphic Widescreen)
 Discs  Layers 1  2
 Packaging  Clamshell Six Tab Push Button
Bonus Features
 Featurettes  Spotlight On Location: An exclusive featurette on the making of Meet The Parents featuring interviews with the cast and crew and never-before-seen footage.
 Trailers & Spots  Theatrical Trailer (Non-Anipmorphic Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1)
 Commentaries  Feature Commentary with Director Jay Roach and Editor Jon Poll, Feature Commentary with cast members Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Director Jay Roach and Producer Jane Rosenthal.
 Interviews  None
 Storyboards  None
 Galleries  None
 Deleted Scenes  Deleted Scenes with commentary
 Cast And Crew Bios  Cast and Filmmakers biographies and film highlights.
 Other  Outtakes, Lie Detector Test, Forecaster Game, Production Notes, Universal Showcase (two trailers: The Mummy Returns, Captain Corelli's Mandolin), Recomendations, Meet The Parents Special Offer (Universal Theme Parks Ad), DVD-ROM Features including: Games, Screen Savers, Newsletter and Wallpaper.
Chapter Highlights
 Ch. 1:  "A Fool In Love" by Randy Newman.
 Ch. 11:  "Poor Me" by Randy Newman.
 Ch. 12:  "Wipe Out" instrumental. Then when Greg (Ben Stiller) spikes the ball he make a low-pitched roar.
 Ch. 13:  "I Got My Mojo Working" by Randy Newman.
 Ch. 14:  3:00 in sparks fly and electrical sound effects. Also flames.
 Ch. 15:  Score is cool. 1:00 in a chainsaw, sump pump, and other sound effects. Then a triumphant score overcomes them all. 2:30 in live music. 7:20 in Greg and Jack (Robert De Niro) drag racing. Great tire screaching and engine reving.
 Ch. 20:  Another version of "A Fool In Love." Then some of the score.
Other
 Strengths:  Features, Sound options.
 Weaknesses:  Not really many visuals.
 Running Time:  Approx. 108 minutes
 Synopsis:      Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is poised to propose to his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo) during a weekend stay at her parents' home. But here's the catch...he needs to ask her father first. Alas, the fur flies as Jack Byrnes, Pam's cat-crazy, ex-CIA father, played hysteically by Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, takes an immediate dislike to here less-than-truthful beau. Greg's quest for approval gets seriously sidetracked as Murphy's Law takes over and a hilarious string of mishaps turns him into a master of disaster and total pariah in the eyes of the entire family...all except for his shell-shocked girlfriend, who can't believe she still loves her one-man wrecking crew.
     Meet The Parents, from the director of Austin Powers, is an uproarious blockbuster hit that bombards you with one laugh after another, as true love tries to conquer all, against all odds.
 Other Thoughts:  Funny movie.
A/V System Reviewed On:
 Receiver:  Denon AVR-5800
 TV:  Mitsubishi WS-55805
 Speakers:  Polk Audio
 Fronts:  RT 800i
 Center:  CS 400i
 Surrounds:  FX 500i
 Rear Surrounds:  Boston Acoustics 575X THX
 Subwoofer:  PW 650
 DVD Player:  Sony DVP 850D
 Interconnects:
 Audio:  Monster Cable Interlink® LightSpeed™ 100 Fiber Optic
 Video:  Monster Video® 3 High-Resolution Component Video Cable
 Speaker Wire:  Monster Cable XP with Monster Cable connectors

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