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-->Tod as his father "Hey asshole, get up and make me breakfast"

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* AdultsAreUseless: ''Majorly'' averted. All of the adults in the film may have bumbling moments, but they're also able to step up and solve problems whenever they arise. For example, Gil quickly turns himself into a cowboy party entertainer for Kevin's birthday, and Helen, realizing that Garry's not comfortable talking with her about masturbation, asks Tod to do it instead.



* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Julie.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Florida (mostly Orlando) doubled for Missouri (mostly St. Louis).

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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Julie.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Florida (mostly Orlando) doubled for Missouri (mostly St. Louis).
Julie, although she does eventually grow out of it with some support from her mom.


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** There's also Helen, who has a well-paying job at a bank. At one point, she shouts that thanks to her ex-husband and his lack of support payments, she's pretty much forced to raise her children on her own, which requires her to work long hours.


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** A variation--when Susan tries to plan a romantic getaway with Nathan, only for him to immediately begin planning to bring Patty along so she can start learning Spanish, she rushes into her bedroom. There, it's revealed that she's stashed candy, snack cakes, and other sweets in her closet, and indulges in them whenever she gets stressed.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Frank, the Buckman patriarch. He's belligerent, likes to drink, and clearly plays favorites when it comes to his children, but he's also aware of his own failings as a parent and agrees to [[spoiler: raise Cool when Larry skips town]], demonstrating some hidden kindness.


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** He's also the only person who's able to get through to Garry, which finally breaks the younger boy from his silence and makes him happy again.


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* TranquilFury: When Helen inadvertently ends up with the pictures of Tod and Julie having sex, she remains very, ''very'' calm when Julie asks her about them, and is more sarcastic than anything else. It's only when Julie makes a comment about Helen's own sex life ("I just thought someone in this house should be having sex...without something that needs ''batteries''") that she completely loses it.
4th Dec '16 10:54:32 PM Mdumas43073
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Gil ends up having to spend more time at work not only due to an expanding family, but also because of the office politics where he works. His siblings deal with their own issues as well: younger brother Larry (Tom Hulce) refuses to grow up, dumping his problems -- and son -- on their aging parents; Helen (Wiest) deals with her teenage daughter Julie's (Martha Plimpton) pregnancy and marriage to stoner Tod (Reeves) and her son Garry's (Phoenix) abandonment issues; and Susan (Harley Kozak) deals with her husband Nathan (Moranis) and his harsh academic training of their preschool-aged daughter.

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Gil ends up having to spend more time at work not only due to an expanding family, but also because of the office politics where he works. His siblings deal with their own issues as well: younger brother Larry (Tom Hulce) refuses to grow up, dumping his problems -- and son -- on their aging parents; Helen (Wiest) deals with her teenage daughter Julie's (Martha Plimpton) pregnancy and marriage to stoner elopement with Tod (Reeves) and her son Garry's (Phoenix) abandonment issues; and Susan (Harley Kozak) deals with her husband Nathan (Moranis) and his harsh academic training of their preschool-aged daughter.


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* TheStoner: Tod is a mild example.
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The film follows Gil Buckman (Martin) a neurotic man who works as a sales executive. Though he is constantly busy with his job, he wants to spend more time with his three kids and be a better father to them, especially since his own dad, Frank (Robards), was distant and worked all the time. This soon gets worse as he finds out that his wife Karen (Steenburgen) is now pregnant with their fourth child. Gil becomes worried if he will be able to handle this. To top it off, Gil begins seriously questioning his parenting skills as his oldest son Kevin enters therapy and his other two kids have some emotional problems as well.

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The film follows Gil Buckman (Martin) (Martin), a neurotic man who works as a sales executive. Though he is constantly busy with his job, he wants to spend more time with his three kids and be a better father to them, especially since his own dad, Frank (Robards), was distant and worked all the time. This soon gets worse as he finds out that his wife Karen (Steenburgen) is now pregnant with their fourth child. Gil becomes worried if he will be able to handle this. To top it off, Gil begins seriously questioning his parenting skills as his oldest son Kevin enters therapy and his other two kids have some emotional problems as well.
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Featuring a screenplay by frequent collaborators Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (''Film/CitySlickers'', ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn''), ''Parenthood'' was a big critical and commercial success. It was twice adapted to television, first in 1990 and then again in [[{{Series/Parenthood}} 2010]].

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Featuring a screenplay by frequent collaborators Lowell Ganz A big critical and Babaloo Mandel (''Film/CitySlickers'', ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn''), commercial success, ''Parenthood'' was a big critical and commercial success. It was twice adapted to television, first in 1990 and then again in [[{{Series/Parenthood}} 2010]].



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It was twice adapted to television, first in 1990 and then again in [[{{Series/Parenthood}} 2010]].

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Featuring a screenplay by frequent collaborators Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (''Film/CitySlickers'', ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn''), ''Parenthood'' was a big critical and commercial success. It was twice adapted to television, first in 1990 and then again in [[{{Series/Parenthood}} 2010]].
4th Dec '16 10:44:58 PM Mdumas43073
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Gil ends up having to spend more time at work not only due to an expanding family, but also because of the office politics where he works. His siblings deal with their own issues as well: younger brother Larry (Tom Hulce) refuses to grow up, dumping his problems -- and son -- on their aging parents; Helen (Wiest) deals with her daughter's too in-depth teenage romance and her son's abandonment issues; and Susan (Harley Kozak) deals with her husband Nathan (Moranis) and his harsh academic training of their preschool-aged daughter.

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Gil ends up having to spend more time at work not only due to an expanding family, but also because of the office politics where he works. His siblings deal with their own issues as well: younger brother Larry (Tom Hulce) refuses to grow up, dumping his problems -- and son -- on their aging parents; Helen (Wiest) deals with her daughter's too in-depth teenage romance daughter Julie's (Martha Plimpton) pregnancy and marriage to stoner Tod (Reeves) and her son's son Garry's (Phoenix) abandonment issues; and Susan (Harley Kozak) deals with her husband Nathan (Moranis) and his harsh academic training of their preschool-aged daughter.
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Gil ends up having to spend more time at work not only due to an expanding family, but also because of the office politics where he works. His siblings deal with their own issues as well: younger brother Larry (Tom Hulce) refuses to grow up, dumping his problems -- and son -- on their aging parents; Helen (Wiest) deals with her daughter's too in-depth teenage romance and her son's abandonment issues; and Susan (Harley Kozak) deals with her husband Nathan (Moraines) and his harsh academic training of their preschool-aged daughter.

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Gil ends up having to spend more time at work not only due to an expanding family, but also because of the office politics where he works. His siblings deal with their own issues as well: younger brother Larry (Tom Hulce) refuses to grow up, dumping his problems -- and son -- on their aging parents; Helen (Wiest) deals with her daughter's too in-depth teenage romance and her son's abandonment issues; and Susan (Harley Kozak) deals with her husband Nathan (Moraines) (Moranis) and his harsh academic training of their preschool-aged daughter.
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The film follows Gil Buckman (Martin) a neurotic man who works as a sales executive. Though he is constantly busy with his job, he wants to spend more time with his three kids and be a better father to them, especially since his own dad was distant and worked all the time. This soon gets worse as he finds out that his wife is now pregnant with their fourth child. Gil becomes worried if he will be able to handle this. To top it off, Gil begins seriously questioning his parenting skills as his oldest son Kevin enters therapy and his other two kids have some emotional problems as well.

Gil ends up having to spend more time at work not only due to an expanding family, but also because of the office politics where he works. His siblings deal with their own issues as well. Younger brother Larry refuses to grow up, dumping his problems - and son - on their aging parents. Helen deals with her daughter's too in-depth teenage romance and her son's abandonment issues. And Susan deals with her husband's harsh academic training of their preschool aged daughter.

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The film follows Gil Buckman (Martin) a neurotic man who works as a sales executive. Though he is constantly busy with his job, he wants to spend more time with his three kids and be a better father to them, especially since his own dad dad, Frank (Robards), was distant and worked all the time. This soon gets worse as he finds out that his wife Karen (Steenburgen) is now pregnant with their fourth child. Gil becomes worried if he will be able to handle this. To top it off, Gil begins seriously questioning his parenting skills as his oldest son Kevin enters therapy and his other two kids have some emotional problems as well.

Gil ends up having to spend more time at work not only due to an expanding family, but also because of the office politics where he works. His siblings deal with their own issues as well. Younger well: younger brother Larry (Tom Hulce) refuses to grow up, dumping his problems - -- and son - -- on their aging parents. parents; Helen (Wiest) deals with her daughter's too in-depth teenage romance and her son's abandonment issues. And issues; and Susan (Harley Kozak) deals with her husband's husband Nathan (Moraines) and his harsh academic training of their preschool aged preschool-aged daughter.
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''Parenthood'' is a 1989 comedy-drama film directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring an ensemble cast including Creator/SteveMartin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards, Creator/KeanuReeves, Creator/RickMoranis and a very young Creator/JoaquinPhoenix.

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''Parenthood'' is a 1989 comedy-drama film directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring an ensemble cast including Creator/SteveMartin, Mary Steenburgen, Creator/MarySteenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards, Creator/KeanuReeves, Creator/RickMoranis Creator/RickMoranis, and a very young Creator/JoaquinPhoenix.
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