Who Needs â€œParental Guidanceâ€ With Grandparents Like The â€œDeckersâ€
December 25, 2012
HOLLYWOOD (WWJ) â€“ If every kid had grandparents like Artie and Diane Decker, households would never have a shortage of laughter. Thatâ€™s because those two get the chuckles started and they never stop cominâ€™!
The Deckers are played by comedic legends Billy Crystal (Artie) and Bette Midler (Diane), two of the stars of â€œParental Guidance,â€ which also stars Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott and Bailee Madison.
Itâ€™s a battle for the ages when old-school grandfather Artie reluctantly agrees â€“ and goes along with wife Diane â€“ when theyâ€™re asked to babysit their three grandkids for a week. All three generations collide when the Deckerâ€™s ways of doing things donâ€™t mesh with the kidsâ€™ parents new-school parenting techniques. And things donâ€™t exactly get off to a great start when the kids find out their parents plan to leave them at home with their grandparents while theyâ€™re away from home for a work-related vacation.
Starring as the kids are Bailee Madison as Harper Simmons, a musical virtuoso working to get into a prestigious school; Joshua Rush as Turner Simmons, who struggles with a speech impediment; and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf as Barker Simmons, who â€“ along with his best friend Kyle â€“ presents a rather unique set of challenges.
All of the trials that come along with parenting â€“ and â€œgrandparentingâ€ â€“ these three siblings make for some crazy hijinks, and of course, some pretty funny scenes that will undoubtedly have you chuckling â€“ or outright laughing â€“ out loud. Without spoiling the fun (I wouldnâ€™t dare do that!), make sure youâ€™re in your seat for the symphony scene. It is absolutely hilarious! And donâ€™t leave the theater until after the credits finish rolling, or youâ€™ll miss yet another chance to get your laugh on.
See you at the movies!