January 07, 2014
Are you looking for a new movie? Would you like one that is funny but has a good moral, relatively clean, and ends well? Then, give Parental Guidance a try!
This movie follows one family as they learn together that even though parenting styles vary, the motive is always love.
Bette Midler and Billy Crystal star as grandparents who are called upon to watch the grandkids while their only daughter and her husband go away on a trip. Little do they know what they are getting themselves into in taking care of their three very unique grandchildren. With an oldest girl, who is musically gifted and incredibly driven, one boy with a speech difficulty, and the youngest boy with an imaginary kangaroo for a friend, these two grandparents have their hands full. Top all of this off with an overprotective mother, who just wants to be the perfect parent, and you have a great movie that your family will enjoy.
One thing that I enjoyed about this story is that it highlights that being a perfect parent just isn’t possible; we try our best and the rest will just have to work itself out in time. It's also a great reminder during this time when we will all hopefully be seeing our families to have a little grace for them if they don't do things exactly as we would.
This film is rated PG and would be suitable for most audiences.
Red Bridge Branch