ParenthoodDirector: Ron Howard, Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest
This feel-good ensemble comedy tracks a quartet of suburban siblings and their families over the course of a single summer. Hardworking Gil Buckman (Steve Martin) and his stay-at-home wife, Karen (Mary Steeenburgen), have just a few months to help their oldest son, Kevin (Jasen Fisher), overcome his high-strung behavior problems before he'll be relegated to special-education classes. Gil's difficult relationship with his own father, Frank (Jason Robards), has led him to become a would-be super-dad for his three kids, so he takes his son's difficulties more than a little personally. Gil's sister, Helen (Dianne Wiest), is trying to raise a moody, adolescent son (Leaf Phoenix) and an independent-minded daughter (Martha Plimpton) with no help from her well-off ex-husband, who's more interested in his new wife and family. Gil and Helen's sister, Susan (Harley Jane Kozak), meanwhile, must participate in the too-scripted Big Life Plans of her anal-retentive husband, Nathan (Rick Moranis), whose overachiever zeal infects even their toddler daughter. When long-lost brother Larry (Tom Hulce) show up with yet another get-rich-quick scheme, he brings with him a surprise addition to the family. Screenwriters Babaloo Mandel, Lowell Ganz, and Ron Howard negotiate their varied subplots with a deftness and comedic touch that transforms this conflicted clan into a suburban everyfamily.
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- Universal Studios
Cast & Crew
|Ron Howard||Director,Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Joseph M. Caracciolo||Executive Producer|
|Richard S. Church||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Bob Cooper||Special Effects|
|Lowell Ganz||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Todd Hallowell||Production Designer|
|Kevin Harris||Special Effects|
|Babaloo Mandel||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Donald M. McAlpine||Cinematographer|
|Ruth Morley||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Joe Napolitano||Asst. Director|
|Randy Newman||Score Composer|
|Christopher Nowak||Art Director|
|Tom Priestley||Camera Operator|
|Nina Ramsey||Set Decoration/Design|
|Louisa Velis||Associate Producer|
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This was a good movie. Kenna Reeves was cute in the movie.
Altho it's a little hokey and predictable, that's okay. This is absolutely a great movie to watch with a significant other and the kids. My two favorite lines: I have to go now to teach a bunch of 9 year old boys to play baseball badly. And... I like the roller coaster.
This movie was great. It was the funniest movie i have ever seen. Steve Martin and Rick Moranis were hilarious. It was sad too. Please watch it.