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Rated PG · 104 minutes · 2012

Comedy
Not much goes right for Artie Decker (Billy Crystal) during a visit to baby-sit his grandkids in Parental Guidance. That's not just the story, either: The movie itself is plagued by creaky, bad misfires and a missed opportunity to mine some decent comedy out of Crystal and on-screen wife Bette Midler. No, you don't expect Comedy of the Year out of a pair of actors now completely satisfied and in their 60s, but Crystal and Midler certainly have more left to offer than this beached whale of a generation gap comedy. Have they learned nothing from the recently resurgent Woody Allen? Parental Guidance is one of those saccharine family feel-goods that's supposed to have a little more traction because of the names involved. Ironically, it wouldn't feel nearly this bad if you didn't recognize the stars, who are capable of far better.


See our full review: A Low Blow

A Low Blow

Billy Crystal, who used to be funny (remember?) is an unlikable lead in 'Parental Guidance' »

Official Site: www.parentalguidancemovie.com
Director: Andy Fickman
Producer: Billy Crystal, Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Kevin Halloran
Cast: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush, Kyle Breitkopf, Jennifer Crystal Foley, Rhoda Griffis, Gedde Watanabe, Tony Hawk, Steve Levy and Cade Jones

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