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Parental Guidance -- 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 behaviors collide with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
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Parental Guidance -- A harried mom asks her parents to look after her three children when she needs to leave town for work.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Lisa Addario (written by) &
Joe Syracuse (written by)
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Release Date:
25 December 2012 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Here come the grandparents. There go the rules. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Great Family Movie See more (102 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Billy Crystal ... Artie Decker

Bette Midler ... Diane Decker

Marisa Tomei ... Alice Simmons

Tom Everett Scott ... Phil Simmons

Bailee Madison ... Harper Simmons

Joshua Rush ... Turner Simmons

Kyle Harrison Breitkopf ... Barker Simmons

Jennifer Crystal Foley ... Cassandra

Rhoda Griffis ... Dr. Schveer

Gedde Watanabe ... Mr. Cheng

Tony Hawk ... Himself
Steve Levy ... Himself

Cade Jones ... Ivan Halloran

Mavrick Moreno ... Cody

Madison Lintz ... Ashley

Corey James Wright ... Drayton Glass
Justin R. Kennedy ... Brad Zolick (as Justin Kennedy)
Fyodor Cherniavsky ... Orchestra Conductor

Brad James ... Officer Chernin

Christine Lakin ... Helen

Ron Clinton Smith ... Umpire Clark

Hunter Weeks ... Dino

Joe Knezevich ... Kent

Jody Thompson ... Aaron

Brooke Jaye Taylor ... Lois

Maia Moss-Fife ... Samantha
Jan Harrelson ... Babaloo

Dwayne Boyd ... Lowell

Tiffany Morgan ... Amanda

Kathleen Hogan ... Betsy

Gina Herron ... Carol

Patricia French ... Rose
Nate Panning ... Coach Bostick
Joanna Daniel ... Lauren
Kendra Goehring ... Doris Halloran

Matthew Warzel ... Josh

Peter Luis Zimmerman ... Nate (as Peter Zimmerman)
Erin O'Connor ... Clara
Audray McCroskey ... Gwen

Marla Malcolm ... Emma
Troy Michael Simeon ... Parker
Daniel Fridkin ... Chet Halloran

Jade Nicolette ... Lulu

Karan Kendrick ... Lisa
Bart Hansard ... Joey
Ralph Branca ... Legendary Judge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bernie Ask ... Homeless Guy (uncredited)

Jon Bailey ... Pre-School Parent (uncredited)
Patricia Baines ... Grizzlies Fan (uncredited)

Melissa Bender ... Restaurant Girl (uncredited)

Peter den Boer ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Cabrenna H Burks ... Preschooler Parent (uncredited)
Miller Carbon ... Business Commuter in Men's Restroom (uncredited)

Blake Cooper ... Speech Student (uncredited)
Ruth Dalton ... TSA Agent (uncredited)

Wayne DeBary ... Atlanta Airport Patron (uncredited)
Lane Doran ... School Child (uncredited)
Derek Ryan Duke ... Extra (uncredited)

Michael Ford ... Upscale Guest (uncredited)

Will Ford ... Resturaunt Patron (uncredited)

Micky Francis ... Airport Patron (uncredited)

Gregory French ... Commuter (uncredited)
Joseph Geoffroy II ... Grizzlies Fan (uncredited)
Ryan Gilmore ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Bradford Haynes ... Skycap (uncredited)

Lauren Henneberg ... Upscale Guest (uncredited)

Dale Jennings ... Usher (uncredited)

Anisa Johnson ... Conservatory Parent / Little League Parents (uncredited)
Zack Kibria ... Chinese Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

King ... Theater Patron (uncredited)

Frederick Nah IV ... College Student (uncredited)

Paul Nygro ... (voice) (uncredited)

Sharon Oliphant ... Pre-school Teacher (uncredited)
Keith Ratchek ... Bar Patron / Party Goer (uncredited)

Joel Rogers ... Concert Grandfather (uncredited)

Denise Pereira Santos ... Concession Stand Mom (uncredited)

Aidan Schroeder ... Speech Student (uncredited)
Harley Shellhammer ... Pre-School Teacher (uncredited)

Kyla Drew Simmons ... Speech Student (uncredited)

Sherrod Sisco ... Tee Ball Mom (uncredited)

Jawad Talpur ... Airport Patron (uncredited)

Richard Tavernaro ... Golfer (uncredited)

Erik Thirsk ... Annoyed Golfer (uncredited)

Alie Urquhart ... Playground Child (uncredited)

Jonah Verdon ... Speech Student (uncredited)

Callan Wilson ... Bully's Posse (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy Fickman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lisa Addario (written by) &
Joe Syracuse (written by)

Produced by
Peter Chernin .... producer
Dylan Clark .... producer
Billy Crystal .... producer
Kevin Halloran .... executive producer
Samantha Sprecher .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Shaiman 
 
Cinematography by
Dean Semler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kent Beyda 
 
Casting by
Marcia Ross 
 
Production Design by
David J. Bomba 
 
Art Direction by
John R. Jensen 
 
Set Decoration by
Patrick Cassidy 
 
Costume Design by
Genevieve Tyrrell 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Boggs .... hair stylist
Tracy Ewell .... makeup artist
David Forrest .... personal makeup artist: Marisa Tomei
Oslyn Holder .... makeup artist: Mr. Midler
Yvette Meely .... key hair stylist
Rod Ortega .... hair stylist: Marisa Tomei
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup department head
Robert Ramos .... hair stylist: Bette Midler
Jennifer Santiago .... additional hair stylist
Peter Tothpal .... hair department head
Ariane Turner .... makeup artist
Patty York .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Douglas Jones .... executive in charge of production
Joanna L. Rees Jones .... post-production supervisor
Andrew C. Keeter .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Davis .... second assistant director
Megan Schmidt .... second second assistant director
Donald Sparks .... first assistant director
Tessa Lyn Stephenson .... second assistant director: second unit
Lindsay Moorhead .... second assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Rich Andrade .... leadman: additional photography
James Anthony .... construction buyer
Stephen Eno .... construction foreman
Daniel B. Foster .... set dresser
Carrie Gale .... graphic designer (as Carrie A. Cantwell)
Seth Gardner .... mill shop foreman
Karen Gerbs .... props assistant
Karen Gerbs .... set decoration buyer
Susanna Glattly .... camera scenic
Lucas Godfrey .... set dresser
R. Barry Green .... assistant property master
Sean Ryan Jennings .... lead set designer
William Craig Johnson .... props
Solomon King .... propmaker
Sedrick Lakpa .... set dresser
Alphonse A. Lambert Jr. .... carpenter
Chloe Lipp .... art department coordinator
C.J. Maguire .... property master
Chuck McCourt .... set dresser (as Charles McCourt)
Nik Morgan .... set dresser
Lynsey Mouer .... art department assistant
Tripp Norton .... on-set dresser
Angela O'Neill .... property master (segments)
James Passanante .... construction coordinator
Rudy Reachi .... assistant property master
Tommy Samona .... leadman
Vera Smith .... set decoration buyer
James Vasilovic .... set dresser
Jennifer Wang .... set decoration production assistant
Jerry West .... greensman foreman
Lisa Yeiser .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Randle Akerson .... sound effects editor
Bradford Bell .... mix technician
Paul Berolzheimer .... sound effects editor
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Jessica Goodwin .... dialogue editor
John-Thomas Graves .... adr mixer
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... boom operator
Val Kuklowsky .... dialogue/adr supervisor
John Maskew .... playback
Monette Melvin .... foley artist
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley supervisor
Robert L. Sephton .... supervising sound editor
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Sperry .... foley mixer
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
David Williams .... dialogue editor
Ryan Young .... adr recordist
Santiago Martin Medina .... sound engineer (press junket ) (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jeremy Farlow .... special effects technician
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Scott Sealock .... props
Scott Willis .... special effects foreman (as Sparky Willis)
 
Visual Effects by
Casey Allen .... lead flame artist: Walden Media
Zach Brinkerhoff .... matchmove artist
Edgar Burcksen .... visual effects editor: dsb
Mark Chernausek .... visual effects technical assistant
Peter Crosman .... visual effects supervisor: plate supervisor
Heather Davis Baker .... compositing supervisor
Jammie Friday .... compositing supervisor
Brent Gilmartin .... visual effects artist
Scott Gudahl .... digital compositor
Leah Hardstark .... on-set data coordinator
Matt Kelly .... digital compositor
Daryl Klein .... senior digital compositor
Roni McKinley .... visual effects executive producer
Nicole Olmsted .... executive assistant: Scott E Anderson, Digital Sandbox
Clark Parkhurst .... lead Flame artist
Zack Rosenblatt .... visual effects production assistant
Christopher Russell .... visual effects producer
Abe Saleh .... flame compositor
Philip Sisk .... digital compositor nuke
 
Stunts
Stanton Barrett .... stunt coordinator
Paul Barth .... stunt player
W. Dante Ha .... stunts
Cal Johnson .... stunt double: Gedde Watanabe
Caitlin Kinney .... stunt double: Bette Midler
Mike McGill .... stunt player
Sergie Ventura .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Adams .... electrician
Ben Bardin .... rigging key grip
Lee Blasingame .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Kenneth Bolton .... grip
Gustavo Brum .... cinematographer: EPK
Gustavo Brum .... epk cinematographer
Phillip V. Caruso .... key art photographer
Steve Cassidy .... aerial director of photography
Dan Cornwall .... gaffer
Mark J. Coyne .... camera operator: "c" camera
Scott Crabbe .... key digital video assist operator
Alfeo Dixon .... high speed camera operator
Danny Eckler .... grip
Rusty Edmonson .... lighting technician
Tom Fendley .... rigging gaffer
Dale Fowler .... best boy electric
Donny Fowler .... electrician
William Frazier .... electrician
Robert Hatfield .... digital imaging technician (as Bobby Hatfield)
Jimmy Hendrix .... grip
Sean Hepler .... rigging electrician
Kevin Hightower .... electrician
Jonathan Hilton .... electrician (as Jon Hilton)
Robert Holcomb .... rigging electrician
Jeff 'Moose' Howery .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Darryl Humber .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Kevin Jackson .... best boy rigging grip
Parker Kempf .... grip
Patrick King .... electrician
John Lally .... rigging electrician
Jody Miller .... a camera operator: steadicam
Greg Morse .... 24 frame video operator
Glenn Ortman .... lighting technician
Jerry Parker .... electrician
C. Alan Rawlins .... key grip
Kenny Rivenbark .... libra operator
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, steadicam
Riko Schatke .... best boy grip
Art Schultz .... best boy rigging electric
Greg Still .... electrician (as Gregory Still)
Craig Tollis .... video assist/cable
Roger Wall .... assistant camera
Paul E. Woods .... film loader
Jason Younger .... grip
 
Animation Department
Daamun Mohseni .... animator: titles, Picture Mill
 
Casting Department
Craven Andrea .... extras casting
Addie Balch .... extras casting assistant
Jackie Burch .... local casting
Samy Burch .... local casting assistant
Andrea Craven .... casting assistant
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
Brandon Folsom .... extras casting assistant
Renee Henry .... casting associate
Bill Marinella .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ashley Aikens Dorough .... costumer/shopper (as Ashley Aikens)
Jaclyn Banner .... set costumer
Aimee Campolucci .... additional costumer
Kendall Errair .... costumer: Mr. Crystal
Myra N. Foy .... seamstress
Karen Freed .... set costumer
Mauricia Grant .... costume assistant
Alexyz Danine Kemp .... costume assistant
Helen Monaghan .... costume supervisor
Daniel Grant North .... key costumer
Brandi Quinn .... set costumer
Johnna Thomas .... costumer: Bette Midler
Paula Truman .... costumer: Ms. Tomei
Korii Young .... costume assistant
Monique Younger .... costumer (as Monique Woods)
 
Editorial Department
Loren Brock .... post-production coordinator
Pete Conlin .... post production
Jason Gandhi .... r&d
Ally Garrett .... first assistant editor
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Nicholas Hunt .... post-production IT production assistant
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
John Petersen .... colorist: dailies
Ian Joseph Sly .... post-production assistant
Michael Smollin .... digital intermediate colorist
Peter Tackaberry .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Chris Bacon .... music arranged by
Brent Brooks .... music editor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician
Kevin Globerman .... digital score recordist
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
Katerina Lewis .... musician
Julia Michels .... music supervisor
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Brett Pierce .... music/tech assistant: Mr. Shaiman
Linnea Snyder .... music preparation
Frank Wolf .... music: record and mix
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
Amanda Krieg Thomas .... music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
William Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Quincy Cason .... driver
Eddie Cavett .... production van driver operator
Arthur C. Chesser .... driver
Terry Collis .... transportation coordinator
Lauretta Conde .... driver
Tracy Craytor .... driver
Lindsay Dougherty .... dispatcher
Billy Joe Evans .... driver
Mike Gregorio .... driver
Forrest Hardeman .... driver
Earl Hudson .... driver
Carlos Mattox .... driver
Norman J. Morton .... transportation
Russel Overstreet .... driver
Gayle Rawlins .... driver
Richard C. Ryan .... generator operator/driver
Leroy Williamson .... driver
 
Other crew
Sara Akhteh .... production accountant
David Alexander .... photo double
Ro Asgari .... assistant location manager
Mel Barries .... production assistant: Fresno
Daniel Baxter .... production assistant: additional photography
Mary Bean .... set production assistant
Betty Bennett .... script supervisor
Lori Beth Bernat .... executive assistant: Andy Fickman
Gena Berry .... food stylist
Kathy M. Berry .... assistant location manager/scout
Christopher Blackmore .... set production assistant
Travell Blake .... layout board
Laurie Bookhardt .... production secretary
Armando Boquiren .... key assistant location manager
Eleanor Bryan .... set production assistant
Bobby Burks .... construction medic: day player
Adrian Casas .... key assistant production coordinator
Won Chung .... set production assistant
Bryce Colquitt .... production assistant
Michelle Coppins .... payroll accountant
Craig Crumpton .... photo double: Billy Crystal
James D'Damery Jr. .... second assistant accountant
Gabe de Kelaita .... key set production assistant: Fresno
Collin Dean .... adr actor
Sasha Demello .... assistant to executive in charge of production
Luke Donaldson .... photo double
Ethan Duff .... set production assistant
Mark Robert Ellis .... baseball coordinator
Whitney Engstrom .... assistant: Andy Fickman
Ethan D. Firestone .... set production assistant
Christopher Flippo .... production assistant (as Chris Flippo)
Robert Foulkes .... location manager: additional photography
Maura Gannett .... studio teacher
Elan Garfias .... adr/voice talent
Brian Gonsalves .... asset manager
Drew Grant .... production assistant
Amanda Greenblatt .... assistant: Peter Chernin
Wes Hagan .... location manager
Doris Hellmann .... production accountant
Ronald Hice II .... key construction medic
Emily Hoang .... production assistant: additional photography
Jim Jaffe .... product placement executive
Zach Kane .... key craft service
Danielle King .... set production assistant
Jessie Sasser Kloos .... production assistant (as Jessie Daniel)
Christine Lakin .... choreographer
Andrew Lipschultz .... unit publicist
Brooke McBryde .... location medic
Catherine A. McCabe .... assistant production coordinator: Fresno
Cassady McClincy .... photo double Bailee Madison
Christopher McLain .... assistant location manager
Trevor McNure .... additional set production assistant
Christopher Danger Mendrala .... production assistant
David Midgen .... titles producer
Dexter W. Mills .... accounting clerk
Kelly Mokris .... travel coordinator
Jessi Moore .... assistant baseball coordinator
Taylor Mosbey .... stand-in
Tien Nguyen .... key production assistant: additional photography
Bill Oaks .... first assistant accountant
Neil Palmer .... labour foreman
Andrew Parsons .... production assistant: Fresno
Laura Pena .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Tavious Peters .... stand-in
Kevin Posnanski .... mastering coordinator: deluxe digital cinema
Judson Ragsdale .... set production assistant
Jessica Raney .... assistant: lead actor
Jessica Raney .... production assistant
Rebecca Rogers .... set production assistant
Anna Romanov .... motion actress: Bailee Madison violin double
James A. Rota .... production IT supervisor
Jimmy Shaw .... production assistant
Michael C. Smith .... security consultant
Rozanne Stark .... set teacher
Mylan Stepanovich .... physical production executive
Stan Swofford .... medic coordinator
Julia Tasker .... script supervisor (additional script supervisor)
Lauren Taylor .... second assistant accountant
Sasha Veneziano .... production coordinator
Sasha Veneziano .... production supervisor: additional photography
Liz Gutierrez .... physical production manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
William J. Branca .... thanks
 

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Rated PG for some rude humor
Runtime:
105 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Artie is doing play by play for the Braves vs Giants game, he mentions Hudson as the starter for the Braves. When the game is shown on TV it is clearly Derek Lowe who is the pitcher for the Braves.See more »
Quotes:
Turner Simmons:It's d-dirty out here.
Barker Simmons:And windy.
Artie Decker:Yeah, it's called outdoors.
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Soundtrack:
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33 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Great Family Movie, 25 December 2012
Author: Sara Fleischman

This was an excellent family movie, had plenty of laughs and some really heartwarming moments. Billy Crystal and Bette Midler made a great pairing, I don't know why it hadn't been done before. Crystal brings his great acerbic wit combined with Midler's warm demeanor and the great comedic timing of both makes for gold medal hilarity. Marisa Tomei is great as a new-age parent with high anxiety when it comes to allowing her parents into her automated life. Bailee Madison is a little fireball, and she is one to keep an eye on. With her innate acting ability she will have you on the edge of tears one moment and laughing till you pee the next. Madison is an absolute joy to watch and it was great to see her paired up with classic comedic talent like Crystal and Midler. The writing is fair, but luckily with such a well-placed cast you hardly notice those short-comings. This is definitely one I would take the whole family to, it's got enough for all to enjoy. I highly recommend it for the holiday season, it will have you walking out with a smile.

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