Parents' Guide to

Little Fockers

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Battling in-laws face off in formulaic comedy.

Movie PG-13 2010 98 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 31 parent reviews

age 13+

Slightly more adult them Meet the Fockers

This one has mature subjects throughout about sex and masturbation. There is one sexual scene.
age 18+

Waste of time, and totally inappropriate!

Total waste of time. Althought we LOVED the 2nd installment, this one has gone overboard. It may be called Little Fockers, but it is very minimally about the kids. The violence between Jack and Greg has become pretty extreme, and the sexual jokes have now escalated to use of meds for erectile dysfunction which result in Greg having to administer a shot to Jack's penis due to an unrelenting erection...and Greg's 5 yr old son walks in on the scene. There is also a scene in which a woman who has been drinking takes same Rx and a nasal spray, and then displays bizarre uncontrollable drug-induced behavior. I wouldn't recommend this one at all, and certainly not for kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (31):
Kids say (62):

LITTLE FOCKERS is the third installment in what has proven to be a successful, if entirely predictable, franchise. At this point, De Niro and Stiller have their banter and prickly chemistry down to a science, and they inhabit their tense relationship in a satisfying and believable way. Even the cheesiest lines -- De Niro calling Stiller's character "the Godfocker," for example -- elicit a chuckle.

The cast is the best thing about the movie, save perhaps for Alba, who appears to be channeling Tea Leoni's kooky charm in Flirting with Disaster, but with less success. But, honestly, some of the Fockers antics are really tiresome at this point. Shouldn't Greg and Jack get along by now? A secondary storyline that has Laura Dern playing the director of an uber-preschool is a funny diversion and could have added more interest had it been further explored (perhaps Little Fockers should have attacked helicopter parenting instead?). The film will entertain Fockers fans, but if you didn't like the first two, don't get your hopes up.

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