In an elder take on Adventures in Babysitting, comedic talents Billy Crystal and Bette Midler have teamed for Parental Guidance. Aside from an odd foreign film and a uncredited cameo in Tooth Fairy, this will mark the former star’s first feature film appearance in the flesh in over a decade. We’ve got the first trailer for the family comedy today, which is directed by Race to Witch Mountain and The Game Plan director Andy Fickman.
The jokes are a bit obvious, but it’s nice to have Crystal back up on the big screen, as he looks to be having a good time. For those not wanting to see Django Unchained (who are you?!), this could be passable counter-programming. Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Marisa Tomei, Bailee Madison, Mavrick Moreno, Madison Lintz, Joshua Rush and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf.
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.
Parental Guidance hits theaters Christmas Day.
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