Parental Guidance (film)

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This article is about the American comedy film. For the Singaporean sitcom, see Parental Guidance (TV series). For other uses, see Parental Guidance.
Parental Guidance
Parental Guidance film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Andy Fickman
Produced by Billy Crystal
Peter Chernin
Dylan Clark
Written by Lisa Addario
Joe Syracuse
Starring Billy Crystal
Bette Midler
Marisa Tomei
Tom Everett Scott
Bailee Madison
Kyle Harrison Breitkopf
Joshua Rush
Music by Marc Shaiman
Cinematography Dean Semler
Edited by Kent Beyda
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • December 19, 2012 (2012-12-19)
Running time 105 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Box office $119,772,232[2]

Parental Guidance (previously titled Us & Them[3]) is a 2012 American family-comedy film starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott and directed by Andy Fickman.[4] The film was released on December 19, 2012.[5][6] This movie was the last Dune Entertainment film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox.

When Alice and Phil leave their three children with their parents while off on a short holiday, the children learn important life lessons from their grandparents.


Old school grandfather, Artie, who is accustommed 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 parents go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie's 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 brings a family together.



Parental Guidance was released on December 25, 2012 in the United States and Canada and on December 26, 2012 in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Its international release spans from December 19, 2012 to July 11, 2013, with the first 2013 release on January 3, 2013 in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Singapore.[7]

Home media[edit]

Parental Guidance was released on DVD & Blu-ray as well as for purchase via streaming on March 26, 2013 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.[8]


Despite generally negative reviews, box office totals for the movie were higher than expected.[2][9] Reviews included an 18% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 84 reviews, with the consensus stating: "Parental Guidance is sweet but milquetoast, an inoffensive trifle that's blandly predictable".[10]


Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Ten and Under Kyle Harrison Breitkopf Nominated [11]
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Ten and Under Joshua Rush Nominated
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush Nominated


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