Picture from Parental Guidance
Overall B-

Desperate for a babysitter, Alice (Marisa Tomei) is forced to ask her parents for help. Her mother (Bette Midler) jumps at the chance to spend time with the grandkids, but her dad (Billy Crystal) has some serious hesitations.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG for some rude humor.

Talk to your kids about…

Parental Guidance

How does the movie script use the technology gag to demonstrate the generation gap? What are the strengths and weakness of each age group?

What positive roles can grandparents play in a child’s life? How is their approach different from parents? What benefits have you observed in relations between children and grandparents?

What are ways families can overcome geographic distances? Aside from obvious technological tools, like communicating over the Internet, what are other ways families can build relationships and stay close?