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Parental Guidance (2012)

OLD SCHOOL PARENTING Billy Crystal finds himself in a mess while babysitting his grandkids in Parental Guidance
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OLD SCHOOL PARENTING Billy Crystal finds himself in a mess while babysitting his grandkids in Parental Guidance
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Parental Guidance

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Details Release Date: Dec 25, 2012; Genre: Comedy; With: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Billy Crystal (in his first live-action film since 2002's Analyze That) and Bette Midler star as a couple asked to watch their daughter's three children for a week — but the worrywart mom (Marisa Tomei) just won't take off. ''She has a lot of trouble leaving because she doesn't trust us,'' says Crystal, who conceived the story (Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse wrote the script) after a hectic five days babysitting his grandkids. It seems his old-school child-rearing drew constant critiques. '' 'Don't look at them this way. Feed them this. Don't feed them that,' '' the actor recalls being told. ''It's just different than it was 30 years ago.'' Family dynamics, though, never change.

Originally posted Aug 17, 2012
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