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Meet the Parents
Commentaries on this disc:
Director/producer Jay Roach and editor Jon Poll
Rating:5.8/10 (4 votes) [
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Actors Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller, director Jay Roach, and producer Jane Rosenthal
Rating:5.8/10 (5 votes) [
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Reviewed by jbax114 on May 30th, 2008
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This commentary is interesting because it features a tele-conference from opposite sides of the country. I can't tell if De Niro is still in character or if he's really just as a-hole in real life. I found it hilarious to listen to Ben Stiller try and draw De Niro into the conversation who typically responded with an attitude of "what the hell kid, haven't you studied every nuance of every film I've ever done?" The conflict on the commentary track doesn't match the conflict on screen of this hilarious comedy, but it adds and interesting wrinkle.
Reviewed by Hazzah on October 30th, 2009
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To the above comment: DeNiro is notoriously shy and very quiet off camera, so what seems like being an a-hole is just him being quiet. It wouldn't surprise me if DeNiro tried to do a commentary just to see how he would enjoy it...and wound up not liking the experience. (lol)
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on December 31st, 2012
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Getting DeNiro to do this track was a mistake because HE NEVER TALKS!
Everytime someone asks him a question, he never finishes his answer. "Yeah, well, you know.................."
The other 3 are fine but maybe if it were just them 3 and not DeNiro it'll be okay.
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