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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Movie: Parental Guidance 2012


What's it about:-
Things gets a little bit old vs new when Grandfather and grandmother agrees to take care of 3 young 21st century kids while their parents are away for the weekend. Billy Crystal (Grandpa) is going to show these runts the old way of handling things but how does these tech savvy new generation kids going to take it in?

What are my thoughts on the movie:-
Repetitive and a plot convenient story telling, everything seemed to just revolves around one single line and any chance of branching out forms more and more dead ends.

Every joke made starts with Billy Crystal and ends with Billy Crystal with no proper emotional attachment to any character. You may find yourself laughing at some point in the movie but it was cheap, very cheap tricks that we have all fell for millions of times. Found myself barely giving a grin except for a scene where two characters crack a tornado of social media puns and that was it.

A light hearted family comedy that reminds people of...................? Yes, of nothing!

It was just like one of those "just for laughs" Gag reel that you always watch on youtube, stitched up together and rounded up with a cliche happy ending.

During one of the scene where Artie (Billy Crystal) was auditioning for a pre X game show, the other commentator or supervisor was clearly impressed with his talent but he did not consider taking him in due to a small mishap later on? 

Rating: 0.5/5
"If I wanted a good laugh I would have watched those shorts at the laugh factory and if I wanted to learn family values I would be better of watching Lilo & Stitch."


Koh Kian Fai said...

I got no idea why Lilo and Stitch can learn more family value lol . . . watch pokemon man . . . the Ash never go home often 1 (bad kids!)

Merryn said...

Ok la for me as being parents myself we are going thru this phase too with the kid's grandparents. This serves as a reminder that we are not right all the time.

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