Following on from ‘Meet the Fockers’ and ‘Little Fockers’, Hollywood creative types may just have pushed the “Change-one-vowel-in-a-taboo-word” envelope an inch or two too far for middle America with new release, ‘Meet the Focking-Conts’.
The story picks up from wherever ‘Little Fockers’ leaves off and involves some neighbours with an implausible and rude-sounding double-barrelled surname moving in.
Star and executive producer, Ben Stiller, said that while there was still plenty of mileage in ‘Focker’ jokes, and Robert de Niro seemed happy enough to piss on his own legacy, he wanted to add another dimension in this one, but was surprised at the backlash.
‘I guess I’ll wait a while before pitching the follow-up movie, which features the matriarch’s violence against chefs, ‘Cook-socking Mother Focking-Cont’.’
(with cap-doffs to rickwestwell, riesler and Des Custard)