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.
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
This is the last film by 20th Century Fox to be made in association with Dune Entertainment. See more »
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 »
I feel 10 years younger than I am, and I look 10 years younger than that, so you're asking a 38 year old to retire.
You're 38? Good, paint the house.
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During the credits, we see pictures of each person listed with their children. See more »
Billy and Bette are lovely, but too many silly scenes
I like Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. I like their chemistry. I like their 'old fashion' ways. But some really stupid scenes really destroy any chance this movie had.
Marisa Tomei plays their child who is forced to ask the old couple to look after their grandchildren. They are somewhat estranged and she is reluctant to ask. However her husband Tom Everett Scott's work is forcing her hand. So the grandparents are stuck with her 3 kids led by Bailee Madison.
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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