Parenthood [WS] [Special Edition] [DVD] [1989]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Art Imitating Life
  • Family Reunion
  • Words and Music

Synopsis


Parenthood
This feel-good ensemble comedy tracks a quartet of suburban siblings and their families over the course of a single summer. Hardworking Gil Buckman (Steve Martin) and his stay-at-home wife, Karen (Mary Steeenburgen), have just a few months to help their oldest son, Kevin (Jasen Fisher), overcome his high-strung behavior problems before he'll be relegated to special-education classes. Gil's difficult relationship with his own father, Frank (Jason Robards), has led him to become a would-be super-dad for his three kids, so he takes his son's difficulties more than a little personally. Gil's sister, Helen (Dianne Wiest), is trying to raise a moody, adolescent son (Leaf Phoenix) and an independent-minded daughter (Martha Plimpton) with no help from her well-off ex-husband, who's more interested in his new wife and family. Gil and Helen's sister, Susan (Harley Jane Kozak), meanwhile, must participate in the too-scripted Big Life Plans of her anal-retentive husband, Nathan (Rick Moranis), whose overachiever zeal infects even their toddler daughter. When long-lost brother Larry (Tom Hulce) show up with yet another get-rich-quick scheme, he brings with him a surprise addition to the family. Screenwriters Babaloo Mandel, Lowell Ganz, and Ron Howard negotiate their varied subplots with a deftness and comedic touch that transforms this conflicted clan into a suburban everyfamily. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Steve Martin
    Steve Martin - Gil Buckman
  • Mary Steenburgen
    Mary Steenburgen - Karen Buckman
  • Dianne Wiest
    Dianne Wiest - Helen
  • Jason Robards, Jr.
    Jason Robards, Jr. - Frank Buckman
  • Rick Moranis
    Rick Moranis - Nathan



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny

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    Skippy
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    Great classic movie. So glad that I was able to find it at Best Buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Family Movie

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    Gator
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    Parenthood is a solid family movie. It is funny, smart and touching. Steve Martin delivers a winning performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    Anon
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    Really like this movie. Funny, and love the quality

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    Posted
    LUVMYTOYS
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    Had to have it on BR - awesome movie! Funny, Funny!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    Posted
    Carbon3986
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    Great movie with a lot of family values. Steve Martin at his best!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its about family

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    Karatedad
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    Anybody with family will love this. Its about triumphs and defeats that all families have. Well done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great blu ray of Steve Martin flick

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    Smjoker
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    Steve Martin is a parent learning to be a parent. A touching comedy with just enough heart.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Great Movie"

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    Jannmc

    I LOVE this movie. It's so true to life because it shows the good and the bad. The stories are about two parent families AND single parent families, older couple families and younger couple families. It's a funny movie, but it doesn't lose it's focus on real life, family life. Ever since DVD's came out I have looked for this movie on dvd, and I didn't want just a copy. All in all, I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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