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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…
Was Steve Martin ever young . I had really hoped that a late 80s Martin would have had colour in his hair . I was wrong . Some one show me a movie where he isn't grey
This film stands the test of time.
I rarely watch a drama-comedy movie. But this Ron Howard's flick is exception. First of all, it contains Steve Martin, Keanu Reeves, and Leaf (or Joaquin) Phoenix. Silly, right. That's all, I don't watch the trailer or any review. But after I watched this, BOOM! I'm 18 years old girl and start to thinking, am I gonna be a good parents for my kid(s) in the future?
That's all what I thought. That I should get ready because not like an office kind of job, parenting-job is forever. You CAN'T retire from it. And I want to be a good, warm, and loving parent.
Thanks, Ron Howard and all the casts (all the kids cast, too) is terrific!
Ron Howard has been directing such deadly bores for so long now that it's easy to forget he once showed promise. During the 1980s, he made his best films, because he wasn't trying to make them IMPORTANT. First came "Splash," an utterly winning comedy that made a star out of Tom Hanks, and then "Parenthood," a well-written ensemble dramedy about navigating the tricky waters of child rearing that features a fantastic cast.
Steve Martin and Mary Steenburgen anchor the film as the grounded, reliable married couple at the film's center, with much of the comedy being supplied by Dianne Wiest, playing Martin's sister, and Rick Moranis, playing his type-A brother-in-law. Wiest especially steals the show as a divorcée at her…
i could watch the last scene of this movie a hundred times
Howard Knows Best: A Ron Howard Lecture
(If Rick Moranis singing doesn't make you hurl, I don't know what will)
Dianne Wiest is life.
This movie has a much darker side than I anticipated when I popped it in for the first time. The plays out much more like a series of vignettes, this makes sense considering there was a television loosely based on the film. We travel from character to character in this expansive family and each trip we get a slightly more in-depth and complex viewing of the character. Some of it happy, some of it sad, some of it funny, some of it weird, some of it shocking, but that is life and this film really conveys the importance tied to the monotony of life. This movie has its flaws. It doesn’t necessarily nail the ending and it struggles to really hit the emotion highs, but overall it is a poignant and interesting look at the complexities of life in a family.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!