Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance

Release Date: 2012-12-25
Wide Release



Film Genre(s): Comedy

United States


Scripted by Joe Syracuse, Lisa Addario, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, this film (formally titled Us and Them) explores the family generation gap as old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) 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.


  • Variety reports that Bailee Madison and Bette Midler have signed on to appear opposite Billy Crystal in this film to be directed by Andy Fickman - Crystal will also produce. - 2011-09-02