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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Steve Martin
Dianne Wiest
Rick Moranis
Keanu Reeves
Mary Steenburgen.
Directors
Ron Howard.
Screenwriters
Lowell Ganz
Babaloo Mandel.
Running Time
99 minutes

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Plot
An extended family tests the patience of its put-upon patriarch.


Review
Ron Howard adds yet another gem to his resolutely commercial CV, in which Steve Martin gets to show off his acting talents in between the inevitable bouts of larking about and making balloon animals.

Keanu Reeves offers a reminder of his pre-Speed teen dude persona, and a whole bunch of once-famous folk (including Mary Steenburgen and Rick Moranis) give performances which suggest that perhaps they still deserve to be at the top of their game.

A funny and touching look at the joys of family life and let down only by a coda in which a bunch of pregnancies come full circle in the most appallingly slushy fashion.


Extras

Parenthood Parenthood
Released: 02 March 2000
None.


Verdict
A funny and touching look at the joys of family life.


Reviewed by Caroline Westbrook


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Caught it on telly a couple of weeks back. Very good film. ... More

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its fucking wank ... More

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SPOILERS for those who haven't seen this I really enjoy this movie. I like the quotes too. I can't be a grandmother, I'm too young to be a grandmother. I went to woodstock for chrissake, I peed in a field. I just told him that's what little dudes do. Why do the women in this house make all the men want to leave? Just the characters are good. There's the dad Gil (Steve Martin) who would like his son to be less of a neurotic mess and more like a normal kid, in addition he has a 1 year-o... More

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L: Spiked I felt the movie was a cliche of itself. hat does that phrase actually mean? ... More

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Isn't Keanu Reeves in this?     ... More

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I felt the movie was a cliche of itself. ... More

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Haven't seen this one in ages, but i remember it to be quite good. Perhaps one to watch this weekend. ... More

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FIRST REVIEW!!!!!!!!!

This movie is just simply just a great. It has great humour some great drama bits and steve martins is just simply fantastic!!!!!! ... More

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