Monday, January 7, 2013

Parental Guidance

Have you seen this?
Did you like it?

I'd never heard Dennis laugh so much during a movie.
I was even clapping at the end.
Yep, we pretty much loved it.

Some of my thoughts:

 * I related in many ways to the wacked out parents, more than the grandparents.
If my kids see this, they'll probably agree. Unfortunately.

* The girl who played Harper, (Bailee Madison) reminded me so much of my niece Natalie....
her looks, her mannerisms, her smile, even her voice tone.

* The biggest message to this movie? The value of family.
Someone once told me before I became a Grandma,
that we're born with a special place in our hearts that comes to life
when the first grandchild is born....but until then we don't know about that kind of love,
we don't understand it because it's a little different than parental love
....but it has the ability to be just as fierce...
and rise to the occasion of when it's needed.

* Because of this movie I want to put myself and Grandpa Den
more in the pictures with our grandchildren.


Robin said...

Glad to hear a good review! I wanted to see this and now I will!! I am looking forward to being a grandma someday!! lol

Lisa said...

You definitely got my attention & can't wait for this to come out on dvd or netflix! Dennis laugh? LOL. That would be a good time just to hear him laugh! : )

Karen Mortensen said...

Thanks for the review. I really would like to see this movie.

Anonymous said...

I loved this movie and went and saw this and Les Miserables the same day. I loved it so much.. Midler and Crystal are made to work together. I am glad you saw it. Jay

McKenna Heasley said...

I know my parents loved this movie also! McKay and I will have to try and see it!

Grandma Honey said...

I'd be anxious to hear what you think about it McKenna. I've only talked to other grandparents and they all loved it....but I've been wondering what this movie would be like through the parents' perspective.

Lynn Campbell said...

Jill, Dale and I saw this movie on our anniversary. We loved, loved, loved it! Reviewers panned it. What can you expect? No profanity, no sex scenes, no violence. Great movie!