Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter from Parental Guidance -- Now Available on DVD and Blu-Ray! (Review)

To celebrate Parental Guidance now on Blu-ray and DVD, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is debuting some hilarious family ecards for grandparents and children alike! Grab your family this holiday weekend and have a laugh with the film and the cards!


"Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei prove that laughter is relative in this hilarious comedy that’s fun for the whole family!

Old-school grandparents Artie (Crystal) and Diane (Midler) get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their type-A daughter’s (Tomei) overprotected kids. But things go from hectic to hysterical when Artie realizes the kids are running the house with their newfangled technology. By playing by his own rules, which include sugary snacks, old fashioned games and tough love, Artie manages to outsmart the kids and achieve the impossible- bring the family closer together!"

Special Features:

Parental Guidance Blu-ray Special Features
        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

Parental Guidance DVD Special Features
        Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Andy Fickman
        Audio Commentary with Director Andy Fickman and Billy Crystal


My Thoughts:

My husband and I watched this movie tonight as our in-house date night movie, and couldn't have been happier, as it was a great choice.  We both couldn't remember hearing about this film when it was in theaters, but when we saw the film cover and saw that it starred Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei, we couldn't wait to see it.  I have been a fan of all three actors since I was a child, while my husband loves Billy Crystal.  It was so nice to see him return to the big screen.

This family-friendly movie is one that the whole family, including children, parents and even grandparents will enjoy watching together.  As soon as the movie began, so did the laughs, which lasted throughout the entire film.  It is hard to find a movie that doesn't include violence and vulgar language, but this movie is one that you will not be embarrassed to watch with your children.

I remember when I got married and my husband and I began talking about kids, we both agreed that we would raise them differently, from how we were raised.  Times have changed, and so has parenting.  But, tell that the grandparents when they help watching your children when you want to get away.  This is the premise of the movie, in which Marisa Tomei's character wants to get away with her husband, and leaves her three children with her old-school parents.  While Marisa Tomei's characters uses a modern form of parenting, her parents, played by Bette Midler and Billy Crystal, are more old school in their parenting ways, and spend the week working to help each grandchild overcome some of their issues. 

With cute one liners, mixed in with heartwarming scenes, you can't help but fall in love with this movie.  I can't wait to sit down with my parents and watch this, and see their reaction to the movie.  They think we have some crazy ways of modern parenting, thanks in part to all the technology available to us, but this old school parenting can be revised a bit. :-)

About Walden Media
Walden Media specializes in entertainment for the whole family. Past award-winning films include: “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “Nim’s Island,” “Charlotte’s Web” and the Sundance Audience Prize Winning documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman.’” Latest films include the Christmas family comedy “Parental Guidance.”

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film, a News Corporation company. Representing over 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions as well as all third party distribution partners on DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital Copy, Digital HD™, and VOD (video-on-demand). Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world. 
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this movie from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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