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Parental Guidance (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  25 December 2012 (USA)
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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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$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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Because of the time of year the movie was shot-late fall early winter. The grass at the home in Atlanta was dead and had to be digitally colored to look green. See more »

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Artie says there are six Saw movies after watching the first. There are a total of seven. 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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Billy and Bette are lovely, but too many silly scenes
27 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

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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