Parental Guidance

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"Here come the grandparents. There go the rules."
  • PG
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.0  (26,632)
  • 36

Parental Guidance is a 2012 family comedy film that stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, and Marisa Tomei. Directed by Andy Fickman, the movie tells the story of Artie and Diane Decker, two grandparents who are having a hard time connecting with their three grandchildren due to their old-fashioned parenting style. The film begins with Artie Decker, a baseball commentator, who is fired from his job due to his age. As he struggles to find a new job, he receives a call from his daughter, Alice, who lives with her husband, Phil, and their three children, Harper, Turner, and Barker, in Atlanta. Alice and Phil have plans to go on a business trip for a few days, and they need Artie and Diane to look after their children while they are away.

Artie and Diane arrive in Atlanta, and they are excited to spend time with their grandchildren. However, they soon realize that they are not as up-to-date with modern parenting techniques as they thought. They clash with their daughter and son-in-law over their strict rules, and they struggle to relate to their technologically-savvy grandchildren.

Things take a turn for the worse when the grandparents accidentally break the rules they were supposed to follow, resulting in a disaster at Harper's school play. This incident leads to tension between the grandparents and the parents, leaving Artie and Diane unsure about how to proceed.

In an effort to connect with their grandchildren and make things right, Artie and Diane create their own set of rules that are more in line with their old-fashioned ways. They take the kids on field trips and encourage them to pursue their passions, leading to heartwarming moments and some hilarious mishaps along the way.

As the grandparents bond with their grandchildren, they also begin to understand the importance of modern parenting techniques and the need for compromise. Through their experiences, they learn valuable life lessons about family, communication, and the power of love.

Overall, Parental Guidance is a heartwarming and hilarious family comedy that explores the generational differences in parenting and the importance of compromise in family relationships. The film features a talented cast, led by the iconic Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, who deliver stellar performances that are sure to make audiences laugh and cry. Whether you are a grandparent, a parent, or a child, this movie is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good family comedy.

Parental Guidance is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 36.

Parental Guidance
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    1 hr 45 min
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    6.0  (26,632)
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