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Parental Guidance


Dec 24, 2012

Latest Home Video

Mar 25, 2013

MPAA Rating



Andy Fickman


Billy Crystal
Bette Midler
Marisa Tomei
Tom Everett Scott


2012 Walden Media / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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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.

Content Details

Why Is Parental Guidance Rated PG?

Parental Guidance is rated PG for some rude humor.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Parental Guidance...

Violence: A grandfather encourages his bullied grandson to stand up to his assailant—later the boy returns with a black eye and admits he threw the first punch. A man starts an argument at a kids’ baseball game. A child hits a man in the crotch with a bat. A man falls from a skateboard after slipping in a puddle of urine. A woman gets a nosebleed when she is accidentally bumped while playing her husband and grandkids. An imaginary friend is hit by a car and killed, and a funeral is held the next day. A food fight erupts after some children are left alone while eating an ice cream cake.

Sexual Content: A man makes mild sexual remarks during a pat down at airport security and when trying to unbuckling a car seat. Other veiled remarks are made about a married couple needing to have some intimate time together. A grandmother encourages her granddaughter to wear a sleeveless dress to increase her chances of winning a music competition. Women are seen exercising using dance poles—no sexual comments are made. Married couples kiss.

Language: A man named Artie is referred to as “Farite” by his grandkids. A woman tells her husband to “shut up.”

Drugs/Alcohol: A man says he needs a martini. A woman drinks a glass of wine while stressed. A character talks positively about getting drunk. Social drinking, including alcohol served at a bar, is depicted.

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Relationships between grandparents and their grandchildren are depicted in these movies:Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over,Little John and   Whale Rider.


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Canadian Movie Ratings


Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Parental Guidance...

Home Video Notes: Parental Guiadence

Release Date: 26 March 2013

Parental Guidance releases to home video with the following extras:

Parental Guidance on DVD:

- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Andy Fickman

- Audio Commentary with Director Andy Fickman and Billy Crystal

Parental Guidance on Blu-ray:

- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Andy Fickman

- Audio Commentary with Director Andy Fickman and Billy Crystal

- Gag Reel

- FXM Productions Presents: In Character with Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei

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