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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Parental Guidance: “…A Lot Of Fun And Has Plenty Of Heart”

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Parental Guidence – Generations collide
By Jess Fenton, 17 December 2012

It’s been years since Billy Crystal has done anything noteworthy as an actor, but if the public’s reaction to his hosting gig at this year’s Oscars was anything to go by, his appeal has not wavered in his absence. Crystal’s new big screen Christmas extravaganza ‘Parental Guidance’ shows that he may look a little older, a little wiser and a little… well, this is Hollywood after all, a little more chemically enhanced – but that sly wit and Billy Crystal charm hasn’t budged an inch. Read More

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Parade Magazine: Fans Ask Miss M Questions

Parade Magazine
Readers ask … Bette Midler
December 22, 2012

The star, 67, returns to the big screen opposite Billy Crystal in Parental Guidance, Dec. 25.

Q: How did you feel about playing a grandmother? 
—Brian Heck, New York City
A: Initially, I was suicidal. First you’re the ingenue, next you’re the mom, later you’re the grandmother, and then you’re the corpse. But when I heard that I would be playing opposite Billy Crystal, I leapt in.

Q: Was he a good onscreen husband? —Janet H., Augusta, Ga.
A: He made me laugh till I fell on the floor. It was as though we had been married for years! We have been, though not to each other. I think marriage makes us all the same after a long enough time! Read More

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Parental Guidance: When Bette Met Billy

Twin Cities
“Parental Guidance” review: When Bette met Billy …
By Chris Hewitt
Updated: 12/22/2012 02:41:07 PM CST

Bette Midler and Billy Crystal are roughly the same age, they both cut their teeth in New York clubs during the late ’60s and they get along great in their new movie, “Parental Guidance,” which opens Christmas Day. So, you’d think they’ve been buds forever.

Nope.

“I think we met once at the Improv comedy club …” Crystal, 64, begins. Read More

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Parental Guidance: “A Feel Good Film About Family Love…” Plus, The Best And Worst Of Family Films

The Kiama Independent
Return of the kin
Dec. 23, 2012, 3 a.m.

There’s at least one every festive season, a feel-good flick that’s about families and is designed to tap into the joys and woes of parenting. Or at least make us all laugh at ourselves.

Parental Guidance, out on Boxing Day, is the latest. Billy Crystal and Bette Midler play grandparents who have disconnected from their three grandchildren but agree to look after them for a week while their daughter (played by Marisa Tomei) accompanies her husband on a business trip. Read More

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Movie Review: Parental Guidance ~ “…An Enjoyable Outing To The Cinema”

Stuff ~ New Zealand
Billy and Bette’s comic comeback
Parental Guidance PG, 105 mins ★★★

It feels like Billy Crystal has been gone from our screens for a long time (unless you recognised his voice in the animated movie Cars) and thinking back to his comic heyday, some may feel it’s nice to have him back.

Paired with Bette Midler (also returned from the acting wilderness), he plays an old-school granddad who is enlisted to look after his grandchildren for a week so the parents can go away. A comedy of errors inevitably ensues as he and Midler’s rather glamorous granny seek to bond with the kids by enforcing rules that counter their parents’ PC expectations. Read More

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Video: Cool Yule ~ Bette Mider

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Bette Mider And Billy Crystal Talk Comedy, Oscars….

CNN
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler talk comedy, ‘Parental Guidance’
December 21st, 2012

Billy Crystal and Bette Midler think the Academy Awards could use a good dose of comedy.

The “Parental Guidance” co-stars told CNN that the Oscars should institute a best comedy category.

“I mean, the Golden Globes has it,” Crystal said. “I just think it should be recognized more. There have been some amazing comedic performances that just don’t considered. I mean, I remember Steve Martin in ‘All of Me.’ ” Read More

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Billy Crystal, Bette Midler On Parenting Skills

St. Louis Dispatch
Billy Crystal, Bette Midler on old school vs. new school parenting
Aisha Sultan
Dec. 22, 2012

Billy Crystal remembers watching his granddaughter color the back of a restaurant children’s menu in that free-for-all style and saying to his daughter: “I don’t get why you are letting her do that. They have lines for a reason.”

His daughter’s reaction, more disapproving of his attitude than the child’s coloring, inspired a similar scene in Crystal’s movie “Parental Guidance,” opening on Christmas Day. In the movie, Crystal and his wife (played by Bette Midler) are reluctantly entrusted to watch their grandchildren while the parents turn a business trip into a much-needed getaway. The premise of the film is based on the six days Crystal and his wife spent watching their own granddaughters years ago. Read More

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