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Parental Guidance

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 24 Dec 2012
Video Release: 26 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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Parental Guidance is rated PG: for some rude humor.

Director: Andy Fickman
Cast: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott
Studio: 2012 Walden Media / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Website: Official site for Parental Guidance.

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Why Is Parental Guidance Rated PG?

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