Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance

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Parental Guidance

Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are forced to mind his three unruly grandkids for an entire week in this family comedy. Also stars Marisa Tomei.

Old school grandfather Artie (Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Tomei, Scott) go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it’s learning to bend – and not holding your ground – that binds a family together.

2012Rating: PG105 minsUSA
ComedyKids & Family
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Reviews & comments

Parental mis-guidance!

Give this one a miss! Unless you've watched everything else on the shelf at the DVD store. Some light hearted but predictable scenes throughout. Bette Midler can't reisist singing and dancing in one scene, which wasn't a pretty sight. Overall wouldn't watch it again, unless someone paid me.

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It's Alright

I never had high expectations for this film and let's just say that 'Parental Guidance' didn't even meet mine. This is light comedy that is very light on laughs. If I were you, I'd just wait till it's on DVD. I wouldn't recommend anyone to see it, personally (however everyone has a different taste in comedy so some people may enjoy it, entirely). My...

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Variety

Variety

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The better moments (mostly of the schmaltzy variety) are more than offset by the irritating and tedious ones.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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There are smiles and tears, love and affirmations, a few funny jokes and a lot of easy sentimentality.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Deeply, willfully out of touch...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Undemanding holiday cheer.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It might as well be called AARP Presents: Billy Crystal Is Old, And What's Going On With All The Facebooking And Twittering And iPods?

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Variety

Variety

press

The better moments (mostly of the schmaltzy variety) are more than offset by the irritating and tedious ones.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There are smiles and tears, love and affirmations, a few funny jokes and a lot of easy sentimentality.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Deeply, willfully out of touch...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Undemanding holiday cheer.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It might as well be called AARP Presents: Billy Crystal Is Old, And What's Going On With All The Facebooking And Twittering And iPods?

0

Parental mis-guidance!

Give this one a miss! Unless you've watched everything else on the shelf at the DVD store. Some light hearted but predictable scenes throughout. Bette Midler can't reisist singing and dancing in one scene, which wasn't a pretty sight. Overall wouldn't watch it again, unless someone paid me.

1.0
0

It's Alright

I never had high expectations for this film and let's just say that 'Parental Guidance' didn't even meet mine. This is light comedy that is very light on laughs. If I were you, I'd just wait till it's on DVD. I wouldn't recommend anyone to see it, personally (however everyone has a different taste in comedy so some people may enjoy it, entirely). My...

1.0
0