Thought it was meh, but my kids liked it

By ellebe52
Written December 26, 2014
After promising to take my kids (8 and 5) to a movie, we settled on the only one showing currently, Parental Guidance. I didn't know anything about it so my husband and I watched the trailer. Turns out the trailer shows every single funny bit, so for us, we were pretty bored as the movie limped along in between funny bits. The kids thought it was funny, though, and I have to admit that the ending redeemed itself and I even got a little teary. So all-in-all, not bad, but not the best "family" film I've seen this year.
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Great Family Movie

By tbwexler
Written November 24, 2014
I am not a movie critic I just know what I enjoy watching. This movie has something for every member of the family. Its funny, sad and a story that we can all relate to.
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Good, clean fun

By brudo
Written December 20, 2014
Took the wife to the movies for a Sunday afternoon date and while I might have had other movies I would have preferred to see, this is the one she wantyed to see. Turns out, it was very entertaining, laughed out loud at a couple of scenes and really enjoyed the picture.
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Decent family movie but quite predictable

By bpleung
Written November 26, 2014
Like: Family fare, no language/sex/violence, some funny spots, heartwarming, good stab at over-achieving families with psycho-babble child rearing practices! Nice message about marriage more important than kids. Good acting in general. Dislike: Somewhat predictable story and ending. Unrealistic (just a movie, I know) to show grandparents can fix a host of their grandchildren's life problems in just about 3 days-feel good but not likely in real life. This movie definitely fulfills its genre expectation, so if this is the type of move you enjoy, you'll likely love it...it's well done.
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review of Parental Guidance

By ssyracuse
Written January 25, 2015
This movie is incredible....the reviews make noooooooo sense....everyone who sees it loves it..it is a good family movie...kids, parents, grandparents... all find laughs and thought-provoking scenes.....this is a low budget movie that took great risks....banking on the hope that people were ready for a wholesome, witty, fun, belly-laughable , loving, movie.....people are proving this to be correct...do be one of those..you will be soooo happy you went..take a tribe with you!
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