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New Orleans AARP Film Festival: Pre-Release Screening For “Parental Guidance” Sept. 18, 2012

The Picayune Times
Billy Crystal, Paul Williams headed to New Orleans for AARP film festival
By Mike Scott
Tuesday, September 18

AARP is rolling out the red carpet for its Life@50+ Expo this weekend at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center — and it will get a little help doing it from some familiar faces. Funnyman Billy Crystal and Oscar- and Grammy-winning musician Paul Williams both are scheduled to attend as part of the weekend’s Movies For Grownups sidebar event.

Crystal, the nine-time Oscar host and star of the forthcoming Twentieth Century Fox comedy “Parental Guidance,” will walk the red carpet in support of his film with costars Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf and director Andy Fickman. Crystal and Fickman will also introduce a pre-release screening of the film Friday evening (Sept. 21).

5:30 p.m. – “Parental Guidance” pre-release screening. Starring Hollywood icons Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott, this is the story of an old-school grandfather who meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents go away for work

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2 thoughts on “New Orleans AARP Film Festival: Pre-Release Screening For “Parental Guidance” Sept. 18, 2012

  1. I was looking at the IMDB threads on Parental Guidance, and I found it interesting that there’s already a little storm brewing over the way parents are raising kids today vs. 20-30 years ago (Social Commentary: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1047540/board/nest/204354311).

    The crux of the conversation is that today’s parents are more over-protective and/or in absentia (helicoptor parents), then the previous generation. It got me thinking that this film is going to be much more multi-layered than I originally thought. I can see it (re-) addressing the different types of parenting skills, and there’s a lot of opportunity for discourse on the various ways of raising kids (remember Dr. Benjamin Spock?).

    If we’re already seeing this type of conversation before the film is released, I have a funny feeling the topic is going to hit mainstream, soon after. If that happens, the film has the potential to really go the distance at the box office. Social commentary blended with a humor is a winning formula in my book.

    1. I’ll have to check it out (the link). I kind of had that feeling ever since I heard it was going to be old school parenting vs new school….it is very timely…

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