Christmas Day is an excellent day to go to the movies, especially for Jewish people who don’t have many other choices besides movies, Chinese food and/or internet surfing. I got to attend an advance screening of one of the blockbusters opening on December 25th — Parental Guidance .
With such a talented and likable cast, I was excited to see this flick, especially with my cousin, an actress who is a die-hard Bette Midler fan.
Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rul