Parental Guidance: Modern problems collide with old-school parenting methods when a man (Billy Crystal) and his eager-to-please wife (Bette Midler) babysit their three grandchildren. The comedy is nothing special, but the actors deserve credit for their professionalism.
- Leah Churner
This Is 40: A husband and wife (Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann) grapple with family drama, sexual insecurities and other unpleasant realities as their 40th birthdays approach. Writer-director Judd Apatow shares a wise and funny message about the hard work that goes into being a good partner, but his rambling script desperately needs an editor.
- Scott Renshaw