Occasionally corny, yet thoroughly entertaining, PARENTHOOD is a movie by, for, and about parents. Four generations are portrayed by an all-star cast, delivering a lesson in child-rearing worthy of Dr. Spock. Jason Robards plays Frank, the head of the Buckman clan. Gil (Steve Martin),
Helen (Dianne Wiest), Susan (Harley Kozak), and Larry (Tom Hulce) are his children; all of them have kids of their own. Gil tries to balance his career with being the attentive father Frank never was; divorcee Helen has her hands full with son Garry (Leaf Phoenix), who is badly in need of a male
role model, rebellious teenage daughter Julie (Martha Plimpton), and burn-out son-in-law T...