Steve Martin stars brilliantly as the father of three, trying to relate well to his children, juggling parenthood with his job and his wife. He has three siblings with very different attitudes; one has two rebellious teenagers, one is hot-housing his small daughter, and the other pretty much ignores his delightful son.
It’s character-based, like my favourite books, with plenty of interaction between the various siblings, cousins and other characters. Of course they’re exaggerated, but there’s a grain of truth in everyone. Some humour, and some pathos too – I just wished the topic of home education had come up with Kevin, the sensitive child who was so unhappy at school.
Rated 15, and I assume that’s because of several innuendos and sexual references. But there’s nothing explicit, no nudity, no violence, and – as far as I noticed – no bad language.