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PARENTAL GUIDANCE

 
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At Theaters: 12/25/2012 On Video: 3/26/2013
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 36 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600024
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Storyline Heading
Old school grandfather Artie, who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane's old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it's learning to bend - and not holding your ground - that binds a family together.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This comedy is aimed at the entire family, and as such has nothing in the way of profanity or sex though there is mild comic violence and crude humor. While a kid film, adult fans of the three top billed stars should also enjoy.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Billy Crystal ANALYZE THIS, MONSTERS, INC.
Bette Midler THE WOMEN, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB
Marisa Tomei CRAZY STUPID LOVE, MY COUSIN VINNY
Director: Andy Fickman YOU AGAIN, THE GAME PLAN
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits and falls.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Brief alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Silly wisecracks, banter, and slapstick; kid humor; toilet gags.
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Critic's Review Heading

USA Today Full Review
Below Average Guidance has the requisite physical slapstick of family films, as body functions go awry and food finds every orifice but the mouth. None of this distinguishes it from, say, a Tyler Perry film.

Entertainment Weekly Full Review
Very Poor "Parental Guidance" is not just dull. It's aggressively dull, as if the people who made it actually want to put you to sleep and then steal your wallet. (Check your pants before you leave the theater.) It's also badly overacted, syrupy, phony looking, implausibly scripted, formulaic and about 15 minutes too long.

NY Post Full Review
Poor To quote the man himself, "Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes." Would that this were the case with "Parental Guidance."

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 117 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
12
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
7
Fairly High
71%
13-19Teens (F)
11
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
Fairly Low
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
8
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
28
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
47
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 117 moviegoers:
The critics sure didn't care for this movie but most moviegoers did.
CHILDREN:All the kids loved "Parental Guidance."
TEENS:About half the males loved it with another quarter enjoying it very much. Unfortunately, the remaining quarter rated it "Poor." Nine of the eleven females loved "Parental Guidance."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:One male loved it but the other three only rated it as an average movie. Six of the eight ladies loved it and the other two indicated they enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS:About half the males and females loved "Parental Guidance." Another large percentage rated it above average, indicating a movie they enjoyed very much. Only a very small percentage rated it as low as average and no one disliked it.

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