Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A comedy about life, love and the gentle art of raising children.
The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.
Director: Ron Howard (Final Film)
From the five I've recently seen from Ron Howard I'm comfortable in saying this is the one I've enjoyed the most. It's completely manic but it's fun and witty and absolutely more attuned to my tastes than his more serious films. Not to say they aren't good in their own ways, or this is without its seriousness but I liked the lack of this trying to be something it's not and generally I feel Ron Howard has some actual insight with this, plus with Steve Martin (He's going to be 70 this year!!) doing what he does best (i.e. be hilarious) and the whole cast.
Mary Steenburgen, and her smile, there's a whole…
Nearly perfect movie. For something that deals with the trials and tribulations of family, raising kids and aging, you can't do better than this.
All of the acting is incredible but Jason Robards steals the show in my opinion. Two scenes with Robards near the end are incredible. Steve Martin will always be probably my all time favorite comedic actor - his line deliveries in this are among his best. I loved the irritation in his voice in the near final scene when arguing with his wife about grandmother's roller coaster analogy..."well, if she's so brilliant what's she doing sitting in the neighbors car!"
The sequence when Keanu Reeves is trying to explain to Diane Weist what is wrong with…
Ron Howard spends a couple hours tackling all of North America's family issues and in the end he solves every single problem. Thank you Ron Howard.
This has so many positives buried within the skin of a lightweight comedy.
Jason Robards as the father who is simply seen by his children a way to get money. He might just break your heart in a scene or two.
Steve Martin, the nominal star, and that car journey swerve, and the song that will become one of your earworms.
Tom Hulce as the feckless, useless, spendthrift son who only thinks of himself.
Keanu Reeves in one of his few decent roles as a young actor - I was quite impressed by him here.
Leaf (now Joaquin) Phoenix, superb as a child struggling with adolescence. He might well surprise you here.
Rick Moranis, Dianne Wiest, Mary Steenburgen, all showing quite formidable acting chops.
All this - and it is funny as well.
Here's the thing with Parenthood, it wasn't the laugh out loud comedy that I thought it would be, it does have a lot of laugh out loud moments but underneath everything it's very dramatic.
Parenthood is about a man played by Steve Martin and how he and his wife copes with their three kids, we also follow his siblings stories about family matters aswell. The matters range from feeling different to dealing with love.
I thought that Rick Moranis' storyline was the funniest, it wasn't the best but it did have a lot of laughs. There's a storyline involving Keanu Reeves as a teenage boy that has fell in love with a mothers daughter and he gets welcomed into their…
Movie #5 in my Magic & Murder March monthly marathon.
This movie is a quitter. It wants acclaim for bringing up 99 problems that real people go through in life and then not following up on almost any of them but still roping in the "way to go, sport"s for having the heartwarming sitcom episode finale. Yes, I said episode. And this movie is over 2 hours long. Which I would not be harping on if it had cared to go in-depth on anything. Just one thing. What it does instead is give us the Hot Stove Hand-Burn repeat offenders. People don't change or develop, they don't learn that the grill is hot- the movie just points them to the next…
this is like the embodiment of the 80s tbh
À la pharmacie, il y a des films qui parfois te font de l'oeil, qui jouent avec tes sentiments, qui te font du charme.
Non seulement ils te disent:
- Come on.... j'suis juste cinq piastres.
Mais ils renchérissent en te prenant par les bons vieux sentiments. Il sortent le fameux:
- Tu te souviens de moi? Je le sais que tu te souviens de moi... On a déjà passé de bons moments toi pis moi... Tu m'aimais back in the days... Pourquoi on réessaye pas un peu...
Pis là, je regarde son alléchante jaquette pis j'me laisse séduire peu à peu. Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, Dianne Wiest, Keanu Reeves, un film sur la famille, pleins de bons sentiments dégoulinants,…
I don't think I want kids anymore.
It's a sweet film with a great ensemble cast, whom we all get to know well. I was pleasantly surprised by the humour also; it's very funny. Sometimes I just want a film to make me feel good and this did the job.
Parenting is messy, and yet it remains the greatest and most important job on planet Earth. Ron Howard's film, though marred by elements of sexual impropriety, is a mostly funny and heartwarming celebration of the ups and downs of family life.
Surprisingly enjoyable. While it's definitely set in the late 80s, there are elements of this film that are instantly relatable. It especially captured that overall tension, familiar to so many parents in the 80s and 90s of wanting to do your best to raise your kids but struggling with the reality that kids, parents and life are all completely unpredictable.
I found myself laughing in recognition in some parts and moved to tears by the same recognition in other parts. Ron Howard by this stage had established himself as able to create films that have enough drama to suck you in, well-made enough not to be boring and a crowd-pleasing ending. This can often lead to fairly mainstream fluff but give him a good script (like this one) and he can come up with some good stuff.
If you're a parent, you'll find something in here that you recognise.
I'm not crying, you're crying.
the things i watch for keanu reeves......smh
Wonderful. Really funny representations of universal issues. Jason Robards is one of the finest actors of all time and he is so good here.
Dianne Wiest is tremendous too and for coping with a young Joaquin Phoenix alone she deserved her oscar nomination.
I couldnt help but well up at the last three scenes!
Could have been a 5 star if we had more stoner Keanu Reeves explaining sex to little kid Joaquin Phoenix
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