'Parental Guidance' 2012
I recently rented this movie on a whim. I figured it's Crystal and Bette Midler, what more can you ask for? Although, I was slightly skeptical and worried that they had blown all of the best parts in the commercials. After my roommate and I finished it, I turned off the DVD player and we both started talking about how great the movie was and how much our parents would love it.
Crystal and Midler spend most of the film making fun of the parenting style where the kid doesn't get punished, no one ever loses and sugar is forbidden. They play grandparents who come to watch their daughter's kids while she and her husband are away. The children are babied and Crystal won't put up with it, so of course he breaks all of the rules and gives them sugar and, to their initial horror, makes them play outside.
This is a great example of Crystal's new work, showing that this comedic genius still has it and brings it all to the table in every movie he is in. I think I would see any movie, as long as he has a role in it, just because you can expect great things from every film he is in. Although, Crystal doesn't just know how to do comedy, he can be serious, and shows that off in this film as well. You will not only finish this film with a smile on your face, but also with a couple tears in your eyes; it's just a really sweet story and so well done.