Meet the Fockers () - Cinema Cats
Jack: Greg, how come you don't like cats? Greg: I don't not like cats. I-I just-- I just prefer dogs. I mean, I'm just more of a dog kind of, you know--Come home. On October 6, , Stiller's next film, Meet the Parents, was released in De Niro fell in love with the Focker family cat, "Mr. Jinx," on set and. How could anyone forget Jinx, the beloved kitty who caused more than a little mischief in the hit Meet the Parents? The well-trained cat.
The American Humane Association oversaw the filming of all scenes where the cats were used and ensured the animals' obedience and well-being by keeping two trainers and a veterinarian on set at all times. The name was written into the script after Jim Carrey came up with the idea for the Focker surname during a creative session held before he abandoned the project.
The filmmakers were asked if they had made up the name or if they can prove that such a name exists.
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The aspect ratio is 1. English language audio tracks available with the film are a 5. Additionally, English language subtitles are provided as well. The director discusses issues that include working with the cast, utilizing the best camera angles for comedic effect, discussing scenes that were improvised and scenes that were scripted, and commenting on issues surrounding shooting on location.
The editor speaks about putting together the best functioning comedy from material that was filmed and discusses some deleted scenes that were excluded from the DVD release.
In addition, the DVD features a twelve-minute outtake section, three minutes of deleted scenesand Universal's Spotlight on Location featurette. Spotlight on Location is a standard minute-long featurette about the making of the film which includes interviews with the cast members and contains behind-the-scenes footage. A region 1 "Bonus Edition" was released on December 14, and contains three additional featurettes: Meet the Parents soundtrack The original motion picture soundtrack for Meet the Parents was released on September 26, on the DreamWorks Records record label.
John and a hidden bonus track. For which Meet the Parents is to be commended — it's a bouncy, loose-limbed, families-do-the-darnedest-things sitcom that elicits ungrudging laughs without invoking water boys, pet detectives, or Klumps.
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On his website, Berardinelli wrote that "Meet the Parents is put together like a TV sit-com,"  that Roach "strings together a series of hit-and-miss lowbrow gags with little care for whether any of the connecting material is coherent, interesting, or enjoyable in most cases, it's none of those three "  and concluding that "even with Stiller and De Niro, Meet the Parents is an encounter that can be postponed until it's available on video.
While researching a role, De Niro read up on polygraphers. He then talked about what he had read to Roach at a pre-shoot dinner. Jim Herzfeld was one of the two credited screenwriters for Meet the Parents, along with John Hamburg. Herzfeld said he always thought of Greg as someone who was misunderstood, like The Graduate's Benjamin Braddock. For a scene in which Stiller interacts with a pharmacy cashier played by Judah Friedlanderthe production not only used a real pharmacy—but an open one.
Whenever the actors would finish a take, the actual cashiers would get back to work and deal with the customers. When the cameras started to roll again, the cashiers would stand off in a corner so that they wouldn't be seen by the cameras. But that scene was a lot of fun, because it was mostly improvised, and that's my favorite thing to do, is making stuff up on the spot. The MPAA refused to allow the use of the last name "Focker" unless the filmmakers could find someone with that actual surname.
DeNiro grew attached to the twoand kept kibble in his pocket to keep them close. Jo Lapidge and her husband, Terry, came up with the idea for Litter Kwitter —a toilet-training tool for cats—after seeing Meet the Parents.