The Corner

Meet The Parents

I can remain silent no longer. I watched Meet the Parents for the umpteenth time last night. It’s a great movie, even though it still gives me the willies (I first saw it right before I met my prospective father-in-law for the first time).

Anyway, can we all now admit that Ben Stiller’s girlfriend behaved terribly throughout the movie? I mean she kept getting him into terrible situations and then expected him to lighten up and relax. She told him to go borrow her brother’s underwear, to find Jinxie the cat, etc. She never told him she was engaged and then acted as if it was no big deal. Not to use technical jargon, but she was way uncool.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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