Calamity follows calamity, and the sight gags cascade until the end unwinds all the zaniness in a satisfying ending. It is a lot of fun with several belly laughs thrown in for good measure.
This isn't one of them.
In fact, this is the best movie I've seen him in by a good margin. Owing much to brilliant support from DeNiro (who plays the Father in Law to be), as well as Owen Wilson (his fiance's ex-boyfriend).
Just thinking about the scene where Stiller (who plays a Jewish city dweller) is charged with saying grace at DeNiro's devoutely Christian table, the popping of the Champagne, Jinxy running away...brings a laugh everytime.
If you're one of the few who haven't seen this film, get it, odds are you'll enjoy immensely. If, like me, you've seen it before and are curios about buying it, I recommend you do. This is one of the few DVD's in my collection that I frequently watch and enjoy.
Cult status 'round here.