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The In-Laws (2003)



Critic Consensus: Bigger and slicker than the original, but not necessarily better.

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Movie Info

When prospective fathers-in-law Steve Tobias and Jerry Peyser meet for the first time to celebrate their children's upcoming marriage, the cake hits the fan. Dr. Jerome Peyser is a mild-mannered podiatrist with a well-organized daily routine designed to eliminate all possible sources of stress. Meanwhile, daredevil CIA operative Steve Tobias moves through life like a heat-seeking missile. His average day consists of dodging bullets, stealing private jets and negotiating with international arms smugglers. Now he's giving potential father-of-the-bride Jerry a serious case of pre-nuptial jitters. Steve's dramatic entrances and exits, his cryptic references to a Russian runaway named Olga and his fight with a gunman in a restaurant washroom causes Jerry to see a vision of his daughter's perfectly planned wedding blowing up in his face. As far as Jerry's concerned, letting Steve into his family takes "till death do us part" way too literally. Before he can say the wedding is off, Jerry suddenly finds himself embroiled in the chaos that follows in Steve's wake as he is dragged kicking and screaming into a series of perilous adventures that take the mismatched in-laws-to-be halfway around the world.

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Michael Douglas
as Steve Tobias
Albert Brooks
as Jerry Peyser
Robin Tunney
as Angela Harris
Lindsay Sloane
as Melissa Peyser
Maria Ricossa
as Katherine Peyser
Ryan Reynolds
as Marc Tobias
David Suchet
as Thibodoux
Candice Bergen
as Judy Tobias
Vladimir Radian
as Cherkasov
Michael Bodnar
as Cherkasov's Bodyguard
Boyd Banks
as Patient
Chang Tseng
as Quan Lee
Matt Birman
as Agent at Restaurant
Russell Andrews
as Agent Will Hutchins
Richard Waugh
as Agent Thorn
Sergio Di Zio
as Lecture Room Subject
Aaron Abrams
as Student
Emmy Laybourne
as Gloria Rudnick
Novie Edwards
as Bridesmaid No. 1
Tamara Levitt
as Bridesmaid No. 2
Jeanie Calleja
as Bridesmaid No. 3
Miranda Black
as Bridesmaid No. 4
Gregory Vitale
as Thibodoux Guard No. 1
Jeremy Mosier
as Thibodoux Guard No. 2
Marcel Brouillet
as Thibodoux Guard No. 3
Michel Brouillet
as Thibodoux Guard No. 4
Stefano Rocchetti
as Thibodoux Guard No. 5
Billy Khoury
as Thibodoux Guard No. 6
Luke Vitale
as Thibodoux Guard No. 7
Paul Robbins
as Thief at Thibodoux's
Mike Beaver
as Rude Floral Consultant
Drew Lee
as Buddhist Monk
Matthew Lantz
as Dishwasher at the Marriott
Maria Elide De Crescenzo
as KC Background Singer
Charlotte McKinnon
as KC Background Singer
Jason Frost
as Sunshine Band Member
Ralph Hunter
as Sunshine Band Member
Stephen Lashley
as Sunshine Band Member
Adjety Osekre
as Sunshine Band Member
Peter Brewer
as Sunshine Band Member
Kenner Ames
as Janitor
Eric Fink
as Uncle Ben
Cara Pifko
as Female Rabbi
Ric Waugh
as Agent Thorn
David Christo
as Frat Brother No. 1
Aaron Alexander
as Frat Brother No. 2
Perry Perlmutar
as Frat Brother No. 3
Jack Duffy
as The Other Uncle
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Critic Reviews for The In-Laws

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (44)

What we are left with is a movie that carefully aims to be all-family entertainment, but you can't imagine any family member particularly wanting to watch it.

January 2, 2018 | Full Review…

This movie has more misfires than hits.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Douglas is zany when he should be restrained, jubilant when he should be serious, tipping his hat so often that jokes that could almost pass for witty instead come across with all the subtlety of the proverbial bull in the china shop.

June 19, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Humdrum direction fails to elevate an already bankrupt idea from its relentless doldrums.

June 11, 2003
Top Critic

Amazingly, the two versions have hit the casting bull's-eye twice in 24 years to provide superior entertainment.

June 11, 2003 | Full Review…

One of the problems with The In-Laws is that it spends as much time with the uninteresting and unfunny wedding story as it does with the spy stuff.

May 27, 2003

Audience Reviews for The In-Laws

Unnecessary remake of a classic comedy.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Saw this a very long time ago. I remember I loved it, primarily because of Michael Doublas' hilarious performance. Grade: C+

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Oh man! I watched this because of Ryan Reynolds. But he was sorta like a special guest in it. It wasn't funny though. Don't waste your time on it.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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