Witness the painfully unfunny return of Billy Crystal in the trailer for Parental Guidance
If it wasn't for the fact that Marisa Tomei is in it, I would have skipped the trailer for PARENTAL GUIDANCE. Damn you, Marisa, and your glorious body!
It has been quite a few years since Billy Crystal starred in a movie. PARENTAL GUIDANCE comes from Walden Media, who are known for their family friendly fare, and looks to be squarely aimed at the Baby Boomer demographic. I cannot think of too many twenty-somethings who will pick this on opening day over DJANGO UNCHAINED.
Check out the trailer for PARENTAL GUIDANCE.
Plot: 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 Dianes old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, its learning to bend – and not holding your ground – that binds a family together.
Also starring Bette Midler, PARENTAL GUIDANCE was directed by Andy Fickman, who helmed RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN and THE GAME PLAN. I wonder how much better this trailer would have been if The Rock was in it?
PARENTAL GUIDANCE opens on Christmas Day.