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Parental Guidance

ages 7+ | 84 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Minor-league baseball announcer Artie Decker (Billy Crystal) and his wife, Diane (Bette Midler), get to see their only child, Alice (Marisa Tomei), very seldom. To their surprise, Alice and her husband (Tom Everett Scott) ask them to watch their children so they can embark on a trip for work. It promises to be a fun time for all, until the three young ones turn out to be quite a handful for this old-fashioned couple. Artie and Diane may need to bend the rules to make everyone happy in the end.

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Genre: Comedy

Director: Andy Fickman

Cast: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Bailee Madison

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Rated PG Some Rude Humor

  • 3 of 10 Sex & Nudity
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  • 3 of 10 Profanity

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  • No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    This is a cute movie! Finally, a clean not violent movie that everyone can see. The movie most likely wont do good because it is clean! With it not having violence, nudity and language it's sad but true, movies like this don't seem to get good ratings:( Go see it! It really is a feel good movie. Way to go Billy Crystal.

    3 Thanks ·
  • (Female)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    I enjoyed this movie, but I didn't let my kids see it. My husband was a little bored.

    1 Thank ·
  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    This was a great little movie. Very tame, although some of the gags fell flat at times.
    Great one to pick up from Redbox for a family movie night.

    1 Thank ·
  • (Male)

    ages 8+ |

    i didn't like

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  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Perhaps the most refreshing thing about this movie is the lack of sex, profanity, and violence. It's clean and extremely appropriate as a family movie. There are cheesy moments but most of the movie provides for some innocent laughs, funny situations, and good messages. A lot of the humor comes from taking situations people can really relate to and then exaggerating them a bit so they are a hair unrealistic but it all plays into the dynamic of this new generation of parenting portrayed in the movie. It's worth watching even to see what I just described.

    The cast did a good job, even the little kids. This movie is great to watch when you're looking for something fun and appropriate that doesn't make you think hard but still provides some good entertainment.

    1 Thank ·
  • (Male)

    ages 6+ |

    On a scale of 1 - 10, I would rate it a 6 or a 7. I like Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. Generally speaking, it was kind of cute, but it wasn't a movie that I would want to see again. The thing that I did like is that it had a happy ending. It was nice to see grandpa and grandma form a solid relationship with their grandkids.

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    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    While fairly cheesy in spots, the affable Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as the grandparents go a long way toward making Parental Guidance watchable if not enjoyable. There’s a good message about parenting and families if you pay close attention. While perhaps not funny or emotional enough to grab everybody, those who appreciate Billy Crystal’s sharp wit will appreciate Parental Guidance... See Full Review

  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Great movie for any age!! Entertaining for even me and my high school friends!! One moment where the youngest kid relieves himself onto a skateboard half-pipe. I don't think you can see anything, but double check that.

  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    This movie caught me by surprise. I'm a Billy Crystal fan, and he's great in this film. The family relationships were realistic, and the comedy was golden.

    It's a wonderful, CLEAN, family film that will make you smile. You might even tear up, in a good way.

  • (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    I thought this movie was good, because I found it to show that parenting isn't all wonderful, and that it is work. It also shows you how if you want a relationship later with your kids you have to work with your relationship constantly. They also say in there that sometimes you have to tell your kids no in some situations, which is something the world needs to re-learn. However there is a little bit of crude jokes at the beginning, and parental discretion should be advised.

  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    This was a very funny movie and one that most people can relate to be they parents, kids or grandparents. Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are well cast in their roles. Many good chuckle to be had.

  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Hilarious! Some parts were crude, but overall a very funny show about the importance of family and extended family.


    ages 8+ | Not Worth Your Time

    People drink, kiss, and comically fight, including the threat of a spanking; jokes about bodily functions and vomit are also consistent... See Full Review

  • (Female)

    ages 7+ | Worth Your Time

    It was so funny I like the holl movie I wish more movie come out like this the kids well like it too the family well be thinking this is fun with the family

  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Billy Crystal and Bette Midler do a fantastic job of playing off each other as the grandparents in this film. Families will be able to identify with many of the things that happen to this family. There are some very funny moments and some touching ones as well. The entire family should be able to see this film... Read full review here

  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    This is a great show, Finally a movie your whole family can see together. A feel good movie. Go see it!

  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 6+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This shtick-y, utterly synthetic sit-com of a movie telegraphs its every joke and then pounds the audience over the head to make sure we get them. Oh, we get them. We just wish we didn’t... It is filled with poorly staged slapstick and potty humor... Read full review here

  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    There’s something to be said for a movie not being as bad as it sounds... it’s actually better than you would guess. Not great, mind you. Not even good, really, for the most part. But it is sweet and means well... Read full review here

Okfor ages12+