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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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Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Dianes old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, its learning to bend and not holding your ground that binds a family together Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$77,264,926 (USA) (17 May 2013)
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Billy Crystal is only 16 years older than Marisa Tomei. And Bette Midler is 19 years older than her See more »

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Artie gets fired at the end of the baseball season (Early September for Fresno Grizzlies). Then he goes and sees his grandson's little league game (Fall Little League begins in August in Metro Atlanta). (Has to be school year because two older kids have school.) Then he goes and auditions at the X-Games as an announcer (X-Games have never been held in Atlanta). See more »

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Artie Decker: Eggless egg salad, how am I gonna know it when I see it?
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Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Not for kids....
2 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Where to start with this movie, as a family movie this fails, simply because if you watch this with your kids they will be bored to tears as my 11yr old and his 10 year old friend were. This movie isn't really for adults as it always stays very child friendly at all times, adults acting as if they would if a child were in the room in every scene. This movie is based around family relationships, its quite mellow dramatic, lots of old time stories, tears and make ups. I perhaps see elderly people liking this movie. Please do not force your kids to watch this, they wont forgive you for it. The story is nice and the acting is good, im just not sure who this its aimed at. Its not at kids thats for sure.


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