At the movies: Parental Guidance
Phil’s invention is up for an award and he wants Alice to go to the ceremony with him. His parents can’t come to stay with the kids so, in desperation, they turn to hers. Her parents don’t know the kids that well and don’t really understand Phil and Alice’s parenting style. Chaos and comedy reign with her parents in charge but, in the end, they all learn from each other.
We needed a laugh so a friend and I headed to see Parental Guidance, starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. The movie is rated PG, so it’s one most of the family can see, and enjoy, but the audience was decidedly older the day we went. I’ve read that the movie is based on an experience in Billy Crystal’s life. My friend and I thought the movie was cute, so we enjoyed it, but neither of us thought it was outstanding. The acting was fine but some of the scenarios were a little over the top – we still laughed throughout the movie and shed a tear or two at the end. You don’t need to rush to the theater for this one, but it will probably be a fun movie to rent.