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Parenthood

Director: Ron Howard
Producers: Joseph M. Caracciolo , Brian Grazer
Screenwriters: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Cast: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen , Dianne Wiest , Jason Robards , Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce , Martha Plimpton , and Keanu Reeves
Rated: PG-13
Year of Release: 1990

Gil Buckman is determined to be “a good pop,” something his father never was. Yet, his father, who appears mainly distant and cold, still has a soft heart when it comes to his other, younger, and childless, “black sheep” son with the gambling problem. Without providing any easy answers, this movie explores the complexities of a multi-generational clan as they work to overcome their past by examining the mistakes that were made while raising their kids in a typical American suburb.

Ask Yourself:

- How did you feel when you observed Gil acknowledging his weaknesses and mistakes.
- How and where in your life could you adopt this thinking and behavior to be able to learn from your mistakes?
- How would this make you feel?
- How would it affect your self-esteem?