Starring: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Madison Lintz
Directed by: Andy Fickman
The plot: Artie Decker and his wife Diane agree to babysit their three grandchildren to allow their married daughter Alice to leave home for a few days for her work. It soon becomes clear that Artie and Diane do not know how to relate to Harper, Turner and Barker and their 21st century fads. In desperation, Artie resorts to old-fashioned parenting techniques to give the kids the support they need, but his heartfelt efforts don't always reap the intended rewards.
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The latest in a long run of 2012 films to confront the indignities of ageing, this one is arguably, if not intentionally, the most harrowing.
Dim the star wattage, and there's precious little to distinguish this from the average Hallmark Channel movie.
The Hollywood Reporter
There?s something touching about how hard Billy Crystal and Bette Midler hustle to peddle the threadbare material that makes Parental Guidance a perfectly tolerable, if uninspired, moviegoing experience.