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The Scroll

No. 16: Meet the Parents

Intermarriage license

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2000, dir. Jay Roach. Look, it’s not Fellini, but this comedy just might be one of the most Jewishly relevant of our time. Starring Ben Stiller as the tragically named nebbish Gaylord Focker intent on proposing to his pretty, sweet blonde girlfriend in front of her family—including her imposing father, played memorably by Robert DeNiro—the film became an instant entry in the canon of intermarriage art. And if its message was too subtle (it wasn’t), the unfortunate follow-up certainly did the trick.

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You have the history of cinema to work with and you rate this trivial junk #16? Really?? Better than everything above it? Come on – you are invalidating your entire list.


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No. 16: Meet the Parents

Intermarriage license

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