Film #29 of 2013: Parental Guidance (2012)
Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids’ 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane’s old-school methods.
Cute, sometimes smart, sometimes gross family fun film. It started out a lot more intelligent at the beginning then turned into a more generic movie you have seen a thousand times. I liked how they brought in the new technical world (smart house, email, twitter, facebook) and think it should have focused on that a bit more. It was so funny when Crysta’s character doesn’t know what his boss referring to when he mentions “hash tagging” and “poking.” The funniest parts were one of the kids wanting to watch the “Saw” films, the tofu and the almond milk!