Parental Guidance

Here come the grandparents. There go the rules.


Parental Guidance
This week's big release has garnered poor reviews in the USA. An old-school grandfather, who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife agree to babysit their three grandkids while their type-A helicopter parents go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with 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.

95 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Family.
The boy is mine.
The boy is mine.

Credits

Cast
Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Jennifer Crystal Foley
Director
Andy Fickman
ScreenplayLisa Addario, Joe Syracuse
MusicMarc Shaiman
CinematographyDean Semler
EditingKent Beyda
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
Made in2012
Produced byChernin Entertainment, Walden Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFamily, comedy
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexBrief, very mild, casual intimacy
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA family comedy portraying the pros and cons of parenting and grandparenting.
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for some rude humor
Runtime104
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Rozanne Els
10
Cape Times
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconCrystal, Midler raise laughs in mawkish comedy.
5
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconIt's really not a good movie. It's like three or four episodes of a Disney Channel family sitcom projected onto the big screen.
9
Metacritic.com
18 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
75 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconParental Guidance is sweet but milquetoast, an inoffensive trifle that's blandly predictable.
4
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
8
Movie Review Intelligence
30 critics
7

What the People say

Internet
1377 Netizens quote iconCompletely Delightful - Great Insight into the Reality of Parenting!
11

Average .. 38%

8

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