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Witness the painfully unfunny return of Billy Crystal in the trailer for Parental Guidance

Sep. 7, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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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 Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it’s 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.

Source: Yahoo Movies

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2:28AM on 09/12/2012
Quality of the film aside, you have to admit that it's pretty strange to see Billy Crystal suddenly. The last live action film he was in? Analyze That. It happened an entire decade ago. So sure, this'll probably end up being a decent family movie I guess...but these kinds of films are a dime a dozen. Why pass up ten years of films only to show up for this?
Quality of the film aside, you have to admit that it's pretty strange to see Billy Crystal suddenly. The last live action film he was in? Analyze That. It happened an entire decade ago. So sure, this'll probably end up being a decent family movie I guess...but these kinds of films are a dime a dozen. Why pass up ten years of films only to show up for this?
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2:12PM on 09/08/2012

New site has a lot of bugs still...

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2:10PM on 09/08/2012

Looks good

It looks like a good holiday comedy, it is sad when just because a comedy isn't vulgar or doesn't star Will Ferrell or Zach Galifianakis it is assumed anyone in their 20s or younger will not see it. My wife and I are 24, and we will be seeing this before Django.
It looks like a good holiday comedy, it is sad when just because a comedy isn't vulgar or doesn't star Will Ferrell or Zach Galifianakis it is assumed anyone in their 20s or younger will not see it. My wife and I are 24, and we will be seeing this before Django.
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2:12PM on 09/08/2012
It actually reminds me of Parenthood and that has to be one of the best comedies of all time, because it is so relatable.
It actually reminds me of Parenthood and that has to be one of the best comedies of all time, because it is so relatable.
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10:41AM on 09/08/2012
The trailer wasnt bad at all, granted its not a film that aimed for most people who visit this site but i can see people liking this is and going to watch it.
The trailer wasnt bad at all, granted its not a film that aimed for most people who visit this site but i can see people liking this is and going to watch it.
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4:59PM on 09/07/2012
Don't see whats so terrible about this trailer. Looks like it fits the description for a 'suburban family, holiday movie'. I definitely don't fit the audience this movie is aiming for but it didn't look "painfully unfunny." That type of criticism is reserved for Tyler Perry films, and Katherine Heigl rom-coms.
Don't see whats so terrible about this trailer. Looks like it fits the description for a 'suburban family, holiday movie'. I definitely don't fit the audience this movie is aiming for but it didn't look "painfully unfunny." That type of criticism is reserved for Tyler Perry films, and Katherine Heigl rom-coms.
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