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Little Fockers
(2010)
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Composed and Produced by:
Stephen Trask

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony
Mike Nowak

Orchestrated by:
Steve Bartek
David Slonaker
Edgardo Simone
Tim Rodier

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(January 11th, 2011)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you seek a competent extension of the franchise sound established by Randy Newman as well as material nearly identical to Stephen Trask's own recent score for The Back-Up Plan.

Avoid it... if five to ten minutes of energized, jazzy highlights for this film's primary theme can't salvage over half an hour of largely standard parody procedures.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,729
WRITTEN 2/28/11
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Little Fockers: (Stephen Trask) If only audiences had common sense, movies like Little Fockers might not have to exist. Following the stunning success of Meet the Parents in 2000 and Meet the Fockers in 2004, it was a foregone conclusion that another film in the franchise would be attempted to continue milking this cash cow. Once an obstinate Dustin Hoffman finally agreed to reprise his role in 2010's Little Fockers, the production commenced and continued to tell the tale of two families converged comically through marriage. This time around, the Byrnes and Focker families deal with issues of divorce and death, with new characters now muddying the narrative waters while old ones stubbornly written to continue soliciting the laughs of yesteryear. Reactions from critics to the new script were overwhelmingly negative, and their reviews consequently blasted Little Fockers with few exceptions. Despite that warning, audiences were lured by the ensemble cast once more, earning the movie roughly the same impressive worldwide grosses as the first film in the franchise (though failing to reach the half-billion dollars that the 2004 entry managed to reach). While Jay Roach had produced and directed the previous two films, he stepped back to a production role only for Little Fockers, with Paul Weitz taking the helm of the third entry. Along with that switch came a change in composers. The legendary Randy Newman had provided the score and songs to the franchise thus far, largely emulating his style and general approach to animation films. His efforts yielded predictable three-star results at best, the music never establishing much thematic identity outside of the consistency in the composer's mannerisms. His songs and score for Meet the Fockers were both increasingly generic, the songs mere echoes of the composer's great moments of the past and the score filled with tired parody material worthy of a second-rate cartoon. Replacing Newman for Little Fockers is Weitz collaborator Stephen Trask, a young American composer with a rising profile whose most notable assignments of recent years are the functional but largely underwhelming The Vampire's Assistant in 2009 and the safely pleasant The Back-Up Plan in 2010. Not surprisingly, Trask doesn't attempt to break any new ground with Little Fockers, yielding an appropriate but unmemorable sound for a franchise sadly without consistent thematic development over its history.



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132 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.7 Stars
***** 16 5 Stars
**** 21 4 Stars
*** 33 3 Stars
** 32 2 Stars
* 30 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 43:00
• 1. Greg's Theme/Main Titles (2:47)
• 2. The Byrnes Family Tree (1:53)
• 3. I Am Flamenco (1:48)
• 4. Enema, MIG Fighter and Andi Garcia (1:07)
• 5. The Godfocker (3:18)
• 6. An Interesting Couple (1:31)
• 7. Early Human School Industrial Reel (1:12)
• 8. Dump Truck (1:05)
• 9. Chicago Train Chase (1:57)
• 10. Getting Off the Hamster Wheel (1:19)
• 11. Sustengo With a Nasonex Chaser (2:59)
• 12. Interrogation (1:39)
• 13. One Pill Makes You... (2:19)
• 14. Standoff (2:08)
• 15. Bernie Gets a Semi (1:19)
• 16. Focker Family Makeup (1:23)
• 17. Suite: Piece of Cake/Land Shark/Suck It!/Meow/Schtupp (3:40)
• 18. The Gregfocker (1:47)
• 19. Oy Vey, Christmaka/Google Yourself (1:49)
• 20. Byrnes, Jack Byrnes Remix - composed by Joseph Bonn (1:03)
• 21. Greg's Jam (2:20)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
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