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About the Movie

Relive all the heart-warming moments of the unforgettable film that explores life's most rewarding occupation in Parenthood. Steve Martin stars as Gil Buckman, a funny and loving husband who's also trying too hard to be the "perfect" parent to his uniquely different kids. Rick Moranis, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen and Dianne Wiest also star in this family affair you'll want to watch again and again!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 54
  • Fresh: 50
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Even being the most sensitive parent, the film reminds us, has its limits. No matter how hard you try, you can't live your children's lives for them. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Feb 2, 2009

Fresh: It's a shock, and a welcome one, to see Steve Martin cast against type as a doting dad. Martin's nippy wit continually lifts this movie above the swamp of sentiment. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Feb 2, 2009

Fresh: There is something brave and original about piling up most of our worst parental nightmares in one movie and then daring to make a midsummer comedy out of them. It really shouldn't work, but it does. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: An ambitious, keenly observed, and often very funny look at one of life's most daunting passages... – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

This inspired us to have kids

Very good. But I'm not surprised that there aren't many reviews because this movie is too well done for this age (Though I first fell in love with it in my teens)

Excellent film.

I forgot how good this movie was until I watched it again tonight. It captures a realistic (and often very funny!) view of family. It is one of Steve Martin's best films.


I loved this movie! It shows the "true" American family. Yes, it is a bit older, but it is hillarious! You won't be disappointed!

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1989

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