Parental Guidance Movie Giveaway (giveaway 12/22/12)

Coming to theaters on Christmas Day (December 25, 2012) is a new film from 20th Century Fox film called Parental Guidance. The film stars Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott.

Here is the film’s synopsis;

Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it’s learning to bend – and not holding your ground – that binds a family together.

The movie looks funny. I think Billy Crystal and Better Midler would have the ideal movie chemistry. They are both goofy, so together they must be hilarious.

Here is a trailer for the film. If you are reading this via e-mail you can find the trailer here, http://bit.ly/VhWV8S.


I think many parents can relate to this film. How many times have your parents, or in-laws, tried to “parent” your children they way you were raised, even though you are trying to do things your own way?

The movie opens on Christmas Day when many families will be getting together. This would be a fun movie to see with the whole family, including your parents and children.

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I also have a fun Parental Guideance giveaway for one lucky winner. The winner will recieve…

  • $25 Visa for a day at the movies
  • Retro cassette iPhone case
  • Magnetic photo frame
  • Crap at My Parents House book

This giveaway is curtoesy of 20th Century Fox.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on December 22, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me a a little bit about how your parenting style differs from the way your parents raises you – or – tell me if you plan on seeing the movie?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check).

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*I will be receiving movie cash in exchange for my participation. There is no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I can’t really think of any new food items I would like to try, off hand, but the movie looks great 🙂

  2. Lisa Brown says:

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  3. I just heard about this movie yesterday and didn’t have any details until I read your post. Sounds like it will be pretty funny! It might be a fun one to see with my parents! LOL!

  4. Don’t understand the question of “Which New Food Items I’d Like to Try” but movie looks like a lot of fun.

  5. think the question may be for another giveaway. movie seems really funny, love bette midler and I totally understand the old school versus new way of doing things, at times they are ridiculous!

  6. Mary Happymommy says:

    Looks like the required question is an error. I’d like to see this because I’m a fan of Marisa Tomei.

  7. I’d love to try Durian one day.

  8. Not sure about a new food, since this is a movie. Huge fan of Midler and Crystal and can not wait to see this 🙂

  9. Mary Williams says:

    My parenting style differs because my punishments are a bit different.

  10. Darlene Webb says:

    My parents were not as actively involved in raising me, So I am extremely active in my childrens lives with all that they do.

  11. Yes, I plan on seeing the movie. My parenting style is different from my parents in that I like to have more open communication with my kids so they feel ok to talk to me about anything, and they do 🙂

  12. Margaret Smith says:

    Yes, looking forward to this movie. I feel that we’re less strict than my parents were and at times our kids walk all over us.

  13. I’d love to see this movie.

  14. soha molina says:

    I definitely wanna see the movie.

  15. I would love to see this movie

  16. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I do plan on seeing this!

  17. I think my parenting style is pretty close to the way I was raised. I would love to see the movie!

  18. Adrienne gordon says:

    i wont see the movie until dvd.

  19. My parents were never around. I am always here

  20. I did everything different when I became a parent, because my mother was extremely abusive.

  21. Yes, I plan on seeing the movie! I gave my children time outs instead of spanking them.

  22. I don’t have kids yet so I don’t know! But I imagine I’ll use some of their techniques.

  23. Vickie Couturier says:

    my parenting style was totally different,I was out an more involved with the kids activities than my parents were,,an the same with the grandchildren,im always here to help

  24. Debra Pauley says:

    movie seems really funny, love bette midler and I totally understand the old school versus new way of doing things, at times they are ridiculous!

  25. I do plan on seeing this movie – it looks hilarious!

  26. I think the biggest difference is that we don’t spank

  27. well i did not spank my kids

  28. I do want to see the movie

  29. i do plan on seeing this movie!

  30. I’ll probably get the movie on Netflix when it’s available.

  31. Wendy McBride says:

    My parents were extremely strict and we tried to be strict, but with boundaries.

    wendym at cableone dot net

  32. Yes, I plan on seeing the movie!

  33. Ashley Hatten says:

    I do plan on seeing the movie! Thanks!

  34. I am much more laid back than my parents were, my Mum is great but she made me frightened of many things.

  35. I am stricter than my mom was. I didn’t grow up with a dad

  36. michelle colon says:

    I want to hope they differ! My parents were not really around much. I try to spend quality time with my kids, whenever I have off we go to museums and libraries. I especially like working for hotel industry and being able to go on mini vacations! I would love to see these movie I LOVE BETTE MIDLER!!!!

  37. Jessica To says:

    I want to see this to see Billy Crystal and it looks funny!

  38. Joseph Stowell says:

    Although you always say you won’t raise your kids like your parents did, when it actually comes down to it we give in to what is easiest and thus revert to what our parents did. Who has all the time and patients to actually raise children by the book?

  39. Pinky Sade says:

    yes, i plan to see this movie. it looks fun!

  40. i think i am much more patient. I will have to wait till the movie comes on on netflix or dvd

  41. I would like to see this movie! It looks funny! Thanks!

  42. Tabathia B says:

    My daughter has said she wants to see the movie

  43. Melissa P. says:

    I tell my son I love him daily.

  44. i’m not a parent but will see it, have always liked Billy Crystal and Marisa Tomei

  45. I will not being seeing this movie.

  46. I LOVE this cast. Bette Midler has been a fav of mine since The Rose and Beaches. She is a true talent if there every was one. Billy Crystal is one of the most funny comedians alive today. Maria Tomei is stunning and always a pleasure to watch on screen. I can’t wait to see this move. Yes I plan to see it :o)

  47. Evelyn Goettner says:

    My style of parenting is very different! My parents let us get away with murder where as I am more “strict” and have rules for the kiddos. Yes we plan on seeing the movie as well.

  48. Jemima Puddleduck says:

    It differs a lot because I’m actually bothering to parent 🙂

  49. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I try to talk more and be here for the kids my parents just gave orders

  50. I am planning on seeing the movie… looks funny!

  51. I’m way more affectionate and tell my daughter I love her several times a day.

  52. Marty Harris says:

    My parents style is the same as mine

  53. My parenting style differs because my punishments are a bit different

  54. Luv to see this movie. Parenting style is way different because I only had one, she had 3 (mom)

  55. This movie looks very interesting. I can’t wait to see Marisa Tomei.
    Thanks for the chance!

  56. Tamara Ward says:

    I have 3 teenagers and 1 young adult. My whole family plans to see this movie because I live Bette and Billy but my kids actually thought it looked funny! My parenting style differs from my parents because I am more hands on and involved. For example, they never know when I will show up at school to check in on them. ;))

  57. Mary Calabrese says:

    I think we will see the movie.

  58. We are more involved in your childrens lives.

  59. Thomas Murphy says:

    I do plan on seeing the movie, it looks good.

  60. Our parenting styles are actually pretty similar.

  61. I’ll probably see this once it becomes available at Blockbuster@Home (it’s like Netflix)

  62. Audra Weathers says:

    I think I talk to my daughter a lot more than my parents did my sister and I. I think I come from the age where a child was to be seen and not heard.

  63. I plan to rent it on Netflix

  64. I know it’s bad to say but my parents didn’t care. We could pretty much do anything we wanted. I’m a very hands on mom. My girls are always with me unless they are at school. My 8 yr. old still sleeps with me and my oldest daughter slept in our room until she was 10. I take them to school and pick them up and I’m the treasurer of the elementary school. I love being involved in their lives. thank you!

  65. jenny green says:

    my parenting style differs from my parents in I feel I have more patients with my kids than they did with me

  66. I try not to be as harsh and slave driving as my parents were! I’d like to see the movie.

  67. carol lewis says:

    It was about the same, but now I am alot more lenient and better at it than before-with my grandkids.

  68. christine jessamine says:

    i am a lot more lenient than my parents were

  69. Very different..

  70. I plan on seeing the movie when it comes out on DVD (or maybe in theaters if I win) I think my parenting style is similar to my parents and sometimes that drives me nuts. LOL

  71. Yes, I want to see this movie.

  72. I do plan on seeing this at some point. Both my mom and I want to check it out.

  73. Monique Rizzo says:

    I really want to see this movie! I will be on New Years eve.
    Thanks for the chance.

  74. Being involved in your kids lives and making sure they are learning the ways of society

  75. I think I am a lot stricter, but also more involved than my parents were

  76. Joseph Stowell says:

    I plan on seeing the movie. Bette Midler and Billy Crystal should make for a great movie.

  77. i plan on renting this b/c i love bette midler

  78. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh I cannot wait to see the movie! Looks really good and funny! I just love these types of movies!

  79. I’ll watch the movie when it comes out on DVD. My mother was a great parent but treated me more as a friend. I’m a tad bit stricter with my kids, in that I make them build their trust with me and don’t let them run around all the time. Thanks.

  80. I am much more involved in every aspect of home parenting than my father was.

  81. The trailer looks hilarious and I love Billy Crystal. We spoil our kids much more than my parents did!

  82. My parental style was a little different then my parents I wasn’t so striked and had an open mind when they told me they wanted to go some where I wasn’t ever allowed to go (like a friends house)

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  83. no kids but would like to see the movie
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  84. Michelle C says:

    I do plan on seeing this movie. I like to think my parenting style is more patient and involved then the style of my parents. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  85. I plan on seeing the movies. I don’t have children but this looks funny and entertaining.

  86. I would say it’s about the same. I am raising my daughter to be dependant and respectful not only to others but herself as well.

  87. looking forward to this movie

  88. Just found out about the movie, i might check it out

  89. I think I am probably a little more strict than my mom was but once he gets older I will try to give him more freedom than my mother did

  90. I have this on my wish lit to see

  91. Eileen Burke says:

    I try to have more patience than my parents did.

  92. We are going to see this on Christmas day.

  93. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    We are a lot less strict and more understanding. We try to spend time with them and have fun. My parents were always busy and very strict.

  94. Yes, we plan on going see this movie this holiday season.

  95. Michelle W says:

    I will be seeing this movie, it looks really funny

  96. Mary DeBorde says:

    I’ve just heard about this new movie and we do plan on seeing it! As for parenting,
    I think I’m far more open and demonstrative than my parents were.

  97. Tracy Allen says:

    I do plan to see the movie – looks like fun!

  98. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I do plan on seeing the movie. It looks good.

  99. Jennifer T. says:

    I’m planning on seeing the movie with my mom.

  100. i cant wait to see the movie

  101. My parents raised me with a nice mix of relaxed encouragement and strong moral discipline, and I adopt pretty much the same approach. I probably won’t be able to catch the movie in theaters, but I’ll look for it on DVD when it comes out.