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.
41st Annual Academy Awards
Barbra Streisand at the The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California (14 Apr 1969)
3rd January 1966: American singer, actress, director and producer Barbra Streisand.
6th October 1965: American actress and singer Barbra Streisand uses the telephone in her dressing room.
JANUARY 23, 1966: Barbra Streisand sings to a monkey during the musical special 'Color Me Barbra' for CBS Broadcasting Inc on January 23, 1966. Copyright CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"Funny Girl" Premiere Party
18 Sep 1969: Barbra Streisand during 'Funny Girl' Premiere Party at Criterion Theater in New York City, New York, United States.
6th October 1965: American actress and singer Barbra Streisand talking on the telephone.
Barbra At The Bowl
American actress and singer Barbra Streisand attends a pro-Israel rally at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, to raise emergency funds for Israel after the Six-Day War, 11th June 1967.
Streisand As Doris
American actress Barbra Streisand in quirky lingerie as Doris in 'The Owl And The Pussycat', directed by Herbert Ross, 1970.
Barbra Streisand, US actress and singer, wearing a fuchsia pink silk dress with a scoop neckline and a matching bow around the waist, circa 1965.
Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte
NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 21, 1990: Actor Nick Nolte and actress/singer Barbra Streisand on August 21, 1990 on the set of the film 'The Prince of Tides' in New York City.
29th Annual Grammy Awards - Press Room
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 24, 1997: Actress/Singer Barbra Streisand attends the 29th Annual Grammy Awards on February 24, 1987 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend BAFTA Brits To Watch Event
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks to Barbara Streisand and her husband James Brolin at the 2011 BAFTA Brits To Watch Event at the Belasco Theatre on July 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance on the ninth day of their first joint overseas tour visiting Canada and the United States.
Chanel's Benefit Dinner For The Natural Resources Defense Council's Ocean Initiative
MALIBU, CA - JUNE 04: Actors James Brolin (L) and Barbra Streisand attend Chanel's benefit dinner for the Natural Resources Defense Council's Ocean Initiative at the home of Ron & Kelly Meyer on June 4, 2011 in Malibu, California.
Public Counsel's William O. Douglas Award Dinner - Inside
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 18: Actress/singer Barbra Streisand (R) presents President Bill Clinton the William O. Douglas Award onstage at the Public Counsel's William O. Douglas Award Dinner held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 18, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's 10th Annual "Grand Slam for Children" Fundraiser - Backstage and Audience
Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand
The 77th Annual Academy Awards - Show
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actor Dustin Hoffman and actress Barbra Streisand appear on stage during the 77th Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2005 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California.
7th Annual Academy Awards
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 27: ***EMBARGOED FROM ONLINE USAGE OR PUBLICATION UNTIL END OF LIVE TELECAST*** Actor/direct Clint Eastwood is congratulated by Barbra Streisand after winning the oscar for best picture for 'Million Dollar Baby' during the 77th Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2005 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California.
James Brolin, Barbra Streisand
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: US actor James Brolin and singer and actress Barbra Streisand pose for the media during the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony for James Brolin 27 August in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO Frederick M. Brown
Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford
HOLLYWOOD, : US actress/singer Barbra Streisand (R) fixes US actor Robert Redford's (L) hair as he receives an honorary Oscar during the 74th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, 24 March 2002.
56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Actors James Brolin and Barbra Streisand attend the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 19, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.
61st Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 25: Actors James Brolin and wife Barbra Streisand attend the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 25, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.
Barbra Streisand In Concert
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 8: Barbra Streisand performs on the opening night of her 'Back To Brooklyn' tour at the Wells Fargo Center on October 8, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.