Wednesday, March 27, 2013

grandma's movie review - parental Guidance - I'm Giving One Away!

It only takes a few moments of your time on grandma's cookie jar to know I absolutely am head-over-heels in love with my grandsons and completely and totally LOVE everything about being a grandma! ♥ ♥ ♥ Just the thought of Josiah and Caleb makes my heart happy! I am a tremendously blessed grandma in that my son and daughter-in-law are so generous in sharing these sweet boys with their poppa and me . . . we get to have the boys over for a sleep-over most weeks at least once!!!! What a wonderful gift from them to us! The memories! The hugs! The laughs! The love! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

So . . . when Fox contacted me about reviewing - and giving away - parental GUIDANCE,  how could I turn it down? Not only is it a movie about grandparents spending time with their grandchildren, but Billy Crystal is the grandpa . . . I had a very strong suspicion there would be a fair amount of laughing going along with this movie! Which totally is the case! :-D

parental GUIDANCE 
By - 20th Century Fox
Rating - PG - for mild humor
Dove Rating - All Ages!

Favorite Features -
  • In and among all the laughing - and believe me, there is LOTS of laughing when watching this movie - the one overriding message is one of love . . . love of parents for their children, love of grandparents for their grandchildren and one of children/grandchildren for their parents/grandparents!
  • Did I mention all the laughing? :-D My husband, daughter and I laughed almost all the way through this movie! Billy Crystal absolutely out-did himself with this one!
  • Provides opportunities for parents/grandparents to talk with the children they love about important things like family, friends, bullying, choices, what is most important and love!
  • An unexpected opportunity for parents/grandparents to stop and think about the way they parent/grandparent their children/grandchildren and if they are "pushing" children to do things which they may no longer really want to do
  • Takes a good look at relationships between parents/children - of all ages!
  • Solid messages of love, grace, forgiveness not only spoken, but shown by the characters in this story.
Fox describes the movie as; "Old-school grandparents Artie (Crystal) and Diane (Midler) get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their type-A daughter’s (Tomei) overprotected kids. But things go from hectic to hysterical when Artie realizes the kids are running the house with their newfangled technology. By playing by his own rules, which include sugary snacks, old fashioned games and tough love, Artie manages to outsmart the kids and achieve the impossible- bring the family closer together!" Check this link from Fox for "Grandpa's Guide to Social Media"!

I LOVE this movie! I identify with how the grandparents in the movie want to be the grandparents who have a real, close and loving relationship with their grandchildren. I absolutely want my grandsons to know me and know they are loved, forever and for always by me! I love the message of grace which is woven throughout this movie. The adults face, admit and take responsibility for the choices they made and I am so happy to see grace and forgiveness given . . . this is what love looks like as it works out in the real lives of real people. We all make mistakes because we are not perfect, but when we can face, admit and forgive . . . the result is one which strengthens love and builds real relationships! parental GUIDANCE is a must-have movie - I loved it!

As I mentioned, not only did Fox send one parental GUIDANCE for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you'd like to be in the drawing for parental GUIDANCE, which will be on April 17, 2013,  please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win parental GUIDANCE and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

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    1. Thank you Alissa! So glad to have you here! :-)

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    1. I found it to be very fun - so did my hubby and our daughter! There was a lot of laughing going on throughout the movie! :-)

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    I've heard about the movie but did not get a chance to see it, so a DVD is the next best thing.

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    1. I had heard about it too and wanted to see it so when I had the opportunity to review it, I was glad to do so! After seeing it, I'm even more glad I was able to see it! :-)

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    1. It is VERY fun!!!! :-) Thank you so much for taking time to read grandma's cookie jar! :-)

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    1. I'd have to say this is one of my favorite funny movies I've watched in the last year - it is great! And with the Dove seal it is one families can enjoy - and laugh at - together! :-)

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