Review by: Katherine Kaminsky | Rating:
THE In-Laws is watchable, but then so is paint drying.
Steve Tobias (Michael Douglas) works as an undercover CIA operative
dodging bullets and flying planes. He is the laidback father of
Jerry Peyser (Albert Brooks) is a podiatrist, who lives a very
conventional, boring life. He is the uptight father of the bride.
When the two finally meet, a few weeks before their children
are due to marry, they discover they have nothing in common, raising
all sorts of doubts for Jerry about his daughter's prospective
Jerry discovers Steve is not the Xero Dx machine-selling salesman
he has led everyone to believe he is, and becomes embroiled in
Steve's world of espionage.
This mismatched pair are then forced on a mission to intercept
French arms smuggler, Thibodoux (David Suchet).
Thibodoux is a sociopath, who reads Deepak Chopra books to help
him control his temper.
Having acquired the nick-name, The Fat Cobra, Jerry finds a whole
new side to his nature, such as parachuting off the side of a
building when he has always been afraid of heights, and distracting
Thibodoux by donning a red thong and sharing a Turkish bath with
Meanwhile, Steve realises that, however exciting life is being
James Bond, he maybe should have spent more time at home.
The impending wedding is highlighting the strained relationship
with his son and, especially, his ex-wife, Judy (Candice Bergen).
Even the seating Gplan for the reception has them sitting on
opposite sides of the room, with their backs to each other, out
Based on the 70's film of the same name, this remake lacks any
If you've never seen a film where everything that could go wrong
on the big day does, including the wedding cake being knocked
to the floor, then I won't spoil the ending for you.
There is, however, a nice cameo appearance from KC and the Sunshine
band, doing 'Get Down Tonight', but, for the most part, this movie
resembles far too many other movies to make it anything other