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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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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 red and white lighthouse shown in the film is located in Harbour Town, on Hilton Head Island, SC. See more »

Goofs

Artie says there are six Saw movies after watching the first. There are a total of seven. See more »

Quotes

Harper Decker Simmons: [eating ice cream cake] Mom, you lied to me! Yogurt is not like ice cream!
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During the credits, we see pictures of each person listed with their children. See more »

Connections

References Saw VI (2009) 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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Yawn
29 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My expectations weren't that high and Parental Guidance failed to meet them.

Bette Midler got the very few good lines, but other than that I was in turns bored or irritated. Bored because Billy Crystal never shuts up when he's on-screen. Irritated because I fail to see how bratty kids are funny. It's just an old, tired cliché from every sitcom from the last forty years.

Especially annoying was Marisa Tomei's helicopter-mother character. It was a cartoon character with no redeeming qualities.

I found myself wishing I sneak into whatever was playing next door.


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