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.
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.
"You know, Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, or drive a car. Hell, you need a license to catch a fish! But they'll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father."
Never before have I seen a more honest, heartwarming story about parenthood, childhood, and just generally being part of a family as this movie. The whole cast works very well together and make a very believable family unit.
There are things and quotes in this movie that everyone can identify with, and I think the writers really captured the mentality of men and women, of husbands and wives, of sons and daughters exquisitely well. I would put this as Ron Howard's best work to date, along…
I saw this when I was 11, and all I remembered was the diarrhea song. I'm not sure if this makes my parents awesome, or bad parents for letting me watch a movie that has this amount of mature themes mixed among the goofy comedy.
I am used to 80s comedies that have good reputations feeling dated and being full of a lot of filler and ending up being quite disappointing when I finally get around to seeing them as an adult *COUGH*STRIPES*COUGH* , so I am thrilled to find that this one is actually smart, funny, full of solid performances, fast paced, with a bit of depth to it as well. It has its heartwarming big moments too, the…
A movie that I can always watch, a classic.
This isnt your run of the mill comedy. It actually has a legitimate message. It has heart. Steve Martin's performance is quite complex in my opinion, he is not out there to grab a laugh in a cheap way. He demonstrates that comedy exists in everyday life. In something monotonous like, being a family man. This Film is raw in a way you might not expect.
There are some scenes that are amazing because there is no way they could exist today. In this world so politically correct, with people so easily to take offense. The last 5 minutes threw a nice curveball at me, and i was pretty touched to the heart.
Parenthood is VERY GOOD ----3.5/5
This is a heartwarming look at being a parent and the trials and tribulations that come with that responsibility. Recently being married, I still have to begin the journey of parenthood, bu odly enough, I can relate with most of the characters here, especially Steve Martin's Gill, where he worries about everything, instead of just sitting back and smiling at life!
This movie is listed as a comedy, and yes, as with any movie starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis, there are some laughable moments, but for most part, it's a family drama, as we watch the different facets of this family deal with the different problems that life throws at them.
Being a movie from the late 80s, a…
I may have to make a slight change in my list of Ron Howard Best Films which, prior to my watching Parenthood, had only consisted of two films, namely The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. Parenthood is definitely dead-set to conquer the list. At last, I'm now convinced that Ron Howard can be joyfully brilliant sometimes. More of this and less diving into the perilous seas (pun unintended, yes I'm looking at you, In the Heart of the Sea) of prestige pictures, please Sir.
The more I watched of this, the more that I think I remembered about it. I must've had this playing in the background years ago while I was doing something because I definitely remember certain scenes of it.
Good comedy with an enjoyable ensemble cast that's still fun to watch today.
A movie that I can always watch, a classic.
Parenting: the horror movie. Great for Halloween.
"A COMEDY ABOUT LIFE, LOVE AND THE GENTLE ART OF RAISING CHILDREN." ....... I think not!
I'm sure there are less amusing comedies out there but I certainly haven't seen one recently.
I couldn't finish this. There are just too many movies that I haven't seen yet to waste time on this awful soap opera.
Not being a fan of Steve Martin or Rick Moranis, this clearly isn't for me.
There really isn't much I can say about this film, other than it is probably amongst the finest comedy drams ever made with a hell of a cast list to boot.
I got the opportunity to see it in HD for the first time, thanks to ITV and Orsi loved it as much as I do.
Ron Howard really loves this concept.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Ace in the Hole
- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
- After Hours
I don't usually post others' best-of/essential film compilations, since there are too many of them to keep track of, but…
- About Last Night...
- The Accidental Tourist
- Across the Universe
Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.