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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Andy Fickman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Breitkopf ... Barker Simmons (as Kyle Harrison Breitkopf)
Jennifer Crystal Foley ... Cassandra
Rhoda Griffis ... Dr. Schveer
Gedde Watanabe ... Mr. Cheng
Tony Hawk ... Tony Hawk
Steve Levy Steve Levy ... Steve Levy
Cade Jones ... Ivan Halloran
Mavrick Moreno ... Cody
Madison Lintz ... Ashley
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Storyline

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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When it comes to parents, it's old school vs new school. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Billy Crystal's first lead role since Analyze That (2002). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[from trailer]
Harper Decker Simmons: [with a mouthful of cake] Yogurt not like ice cream! You lied!
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There is one final scene, after the end of the credits. See more »

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Features Saw (2004) See more »

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Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer (as Albert Von Tilzer)
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An honest review
31 December 2012 | by byrotiSee all my reviews

Well I've read the reviews posted by the studio lackeys, well done. Now an honest one . This movie sucked. how Billy Crystal (and to a lesser extent Bette Midler) would agree to this "movie" I don't know why. there was barely one laugh in 90 minutes of tedium. I would have thought Billy Crystal would have added some of his own humour into the script but it seems not. He seemed to go through the paces. The 'story line' simply laboured on with no direction. The movie tried for warmth but failed miserably. The girl who played Bailee did very well but the kid with the awful attempt at stuttering, well he must have been thankful he was able to finish the movie without having to resort to the stutter and just be able to act.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Us & Them See more »

Filming Locations:

Fresno, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,554,053, 30 December 2012

Gross USA:

$77,267,296

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,772,232
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1.85 : 1
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