The In-Laws (2003 film)

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The In-Laws
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andrew Fleming
Produced by Andrew Bergman
Bill Gerber
Elie Samaha
Bill Todman, Jr.
Joel Simon
Written by Andrew Bergman (screenplay "The In-Laws")
Nat Mauldin (screenplay)
Ed Solomon (screenplay)
Starring Michael Douglas
Albert Brooks
Ryan Reynolds
Candice Bergen
Maria Ricossa
Lindsay Sloane
Robin Tunney
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • May 23, 2003 (2003-05-23)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $40 million
Box office $26,891,849[1]

The In-Laws is a 2003 American comedy film starring Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Candice Bergen, Robin Tunney, Maria Ricossa, Lindsay Sloane and Ryan Reynolds. The film is a remake of the original 1979 cult classic, which starred Alan Arkin and Peter Falk. Scenes for the 2003 film were shot on location in Chicago. The film was a box office failure, but received mixed reviews.

Plot[edit]

Steve Tobias (Michael Douglas) is an undercover agent of the CIA whose son, Mark (Ryan Reynolds), is getting married to Melissa Peyser (Lindsay Sloane). Her father is mild-mannered foot doctor, Jerry Peyser (Albert Brooks). When the two families meet for dinner, Peyser stumbles on to Steve Tobias' secret operation as Tobias tries to set up a deal to sell a Russian submarine, the Olga, to an arms smuggler in France as a bait. As Peyser's incidental involvement increases, he is suspected by the FBI of being part of a seemingly malicious deal. Dragged kicking and screaming, Peyser decides he does not want to be involved in the deal or with Tobias' family. The two fathers-in-law end up dodging bullets, jumping off buildings, and stealing jets together as they attempt to avoid capture by the FBI.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception was poor. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 34% based on 129 reviews with a 41% audience approval rating. The consensus states "Bigger and slicker than the original, but not necessarily better".[2]

The film failed at the box office, only recouping just under $27 million compared to its $40 million budget.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The In-Laws (2003). Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-07-22.
  2. ^ [1]

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