A grandfather's suggestion to stick up for yourself leads to his grandson punching his bully and then getting hit in the eye in response. Wondering if Parental Guidance is OK for your kids? Parents need to know that Parental Guidance is a mostly kid-friendly family comedy about the tension between grandparents' old-style parenting and their daughter and son-in-law's Type-A helicopter parenting. A fair bit of scatological humor, such as a boy peeing on a halfpipe and an adult getting hit in the testicles and then vomiting on a boy.

The interactions between Crystal's grumpy grandfather, Midler's overeager grandmother, and their three wacky grandkids are alternately coy and annoying. Does it succeed? The movie's main message is the importance of staying close to your parents, especially when you're an adult with children of your own. We see medical notes that indicate that a man was “brain-dead” after a car accident. | profanity glossary |, – A man picks up a pack of cigarettes and his daughter tells him, “You don’t smoke.”. We won't share this comment without your permission. Our ratings are based on child development best practices.

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There's a little drinking by adults, some mild suggestiveness (including references to a couple's romantic role playing), and some kissing. There's some rude and scatological humor -- e.g. Diane is trying to be a more attentive mother and grandmother, and she does her best to reconcile with her estranged adult child and get to know her grandkids. ► When a man is hypnotized he follows a cursor on a screen that speeds up and we see his eyes following the image back and forth on the screen. If you chose to provide an email address, it will only be used to contact you about your comment. Can you think of other movies that feature comical relationships between grandparents, adult children, and kids? Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE & LANGUAGE on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest depending on quantity & context |more|, Print a page, share with friends, and yes, please go ahead and email links. Even the one song-and-dance number Crystal and Midler break into ("The Book of Love") is too forced and unnecessary to be entertaining. See our.

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Artie (Billy Crystal) and Diane (Bette Midler) Decker are slightly estranged from their only child, Alice (Marisa Tomei), who lives across the country with her family. A man walks through an apartment building and seems to remember the place. ESPN, the X Games, Tony Hawk, Apple products (including MacBooks and iPods), and the San Francisco Giants are all featured in the movie.