With a 10-percent rating from critics, "Little Fockers" ranks as the low point of the "Meet the Parents" franchise. Not that co-star Barbra Streisand would know either way, as the iconic actress has never even seen the finished film.
"I never saw the complete movie," Streisand said in a new interview with The New York Times. "I was in Europe spa-ing, going from spa to spa. And they were sending me bits to O.K. So I would download them and watch the bits on my computer. It's the first time in my life I never saw the whole movie."
Streisand, who was being interviewed by the Times with Seth Rogen, her co-star in "The Guilt Trip," joked that her attitude toward "Little Fockers" was not indicative of the audiences' feelings. "I think it did $300 million. So what do I know?"
Released in December of 2010, "Little Fockers" earned $310 million worldwide.
That the film was a struggle for Streisand to make isn't very surprising. In August of 2010, four months before the release of "Little Fockers," Deadline.com reported that Dustin Hoffman was hired for a string of reshoots and additional scenes. Hoffman and Streisand played Ben Stiller's parents in the film franchise, but Hoffman had initially declined to participate in the third film after a deal couldn't be worked out.
Needless to say, Streisand had less difficulty making "The Guilt Trip" with Rogen.
"I actually did enjoy this -- as opposed to some of the 'Focker' movies. I had fun in the first one. The second one?" she said to The Times.
For more from Streisand and Rogen, including why she loves working with Hoffman, head over to the New York Times website. The interview is highly entertaining and recommended.