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PARENTAL GUIDANCE [Additional material]

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PARENTAL GUIDANCE [Additional material]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 100m 20s

Genre(s) Additional Production Material

Director(s) Andy Fickman

Cast includes Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Bailee Madison, Billy Crystal, Madison Lintz

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable for all iconU

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 19/02/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

PARENTAL GUIDANCE is a family comedy about a couple who look after their three overprotected grandchildren when their daughter and her husband have to go out of town.


When one of the grandchildren is reintroduced to his grandfather, Artie, he decides to refer to him as 'Farty' instead. Later on Artie and his grandson are at a professional skateboarding event, where the young boy tells his grandfather that he needs to go to the toilet. The boy is then seen standing on a half-pipe skateboarding structure, urinating off the edge as a skateboarder performs a stunt below. There is also scene in which Artie has to try and help his grandson go to the toilet. Artie sings a song to encourage him, which includes references to 'Mr. Doody'.


The film contains uses of very mild bad language (e.g. 'heck', 'fart').

At one point, Artie and his middle grandchild are shown watching an instalment of the SAW horror film series. The scene is comic and there is no sight of actual horror on screen.


Title Information
Additional material
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
100m 20s
BBFC reference
Audio Descriptive

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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