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Parental Guidance (2012)

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Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

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The parents of Alice, a controlled mom, agree to take care of her 3 crazy children, Harper, Turner and Barker, because they feel they don't see their grandchildren enough, when Alice and her husband Phil go on a business trip for Phil. But when everything goes downhill, they need to find a way to prove to Alice, Phil, and themselves that they can be great grandparents.

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Here come the grandparents. There go the rules. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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25 December 2012 (USA)  »

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Us & Them  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,554,053 (USA) (28 December 2012)

Gross:

$77,264,926 (USA) (17 May 2013)
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Trivia

The movie was shot in late fall-early winter. The grass at the Atlanta home was dead, and had to be digitally colored green. See more »

Goofs

When grandma, Diane Decker, greets the grandchildren, she kisses them. The lipstick is really light with the first kiss and becomes darker at the end. It should be the other way around so Bette Midler had to re-apply lipstick so that it would show up on film. See more »

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Mr. Cheng: My parents are Japanese, I'm Chinese, my kids are Korean and they go to a Hebrew school, oy vey!
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There is one final scene, after the end of the credits. See more »


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Button Up Your Overcoat
Written by Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva (as B. G. DeSylva), and Ray Henderson
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Billy and Bette are lovely, but too many silly scenes
27 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Alice Simmons (Marisa Tomei) is somewhat estranged from her parents (Billy Crystal, Bette Midler). When her husband Phil (Tom Everett Scott)'s work takes them away, she's forced to ask her parents to look after her kids (Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf).

I like Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. I like their chemistry. I like their 'old fashion' ways. But some really stupid scenes destroy any chance this movie had. Grumpy Billy Crystal has some funny moments. Bette Midler is likable as the peacemaker. But by the middle of the movie, they just piled on one too many ridiculous premise to accept, and the movie falls apart.


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