The first trailer for the family comedy Parental Guidance has been released. The film stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler as two grandparents who have a hard time finding middle ground with their three modernized grandchildren. The predictable one-liners and nut shots are prevalent in this trailer, but there also looks to be a bit of genuine heart to the film that’s kind of appealing. The story seems less about the shenanigans that occur when the grandparents babysit and more about the generational gap between their style of parenting and how their daughter raises her children. When thinking over the library of family films that we’ve all been dragged to during the holidays over the years, Parental Guidance could be worse.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Andy Fickman (You Again), the film also stars Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott. Parental Guidance opens on Christmas Day.
Here’s the synopsis for Parental Guidance:
Old school grandfather Artie, who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Dianes old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, its learning to bend – and not holding your ground – that binds a family together.
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