Many modern comedies quickly sink into vulgar humor, never to recover anything resembling sanity or even real humor. Parental Guidance is, thank goodness, not one of those comedies. It’s actually about the inter-workings of families, and how our parents can affect how we raise children.

It may be a predictable movie in many respects, but it’s still humorous and even heart-warming. There is a redemptive aspect to the movie which makes it appealing, but it’s not without depictions of some of the worst things about families.

Parental Guidance is an interesting movie, and one that I would recommend for the whole family.