Parental Guidance, filmed in Alpharetta, opens Christmas day 2012

It’s about time! Parental Guidance, a movie staring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei, was filmed way back in the fall of 2011. It hits the big screen on Christmas Day 2012.

The film features Crystal and Midler cast as grandparents. They assume the role of parents of a misfit five year old who tends to wreck everything. Hilarity ensues.

Unfortunately early reviews of this movie are not good. This seems to be a common theme of movies filmed in the Atlanta area. But Parental Guidance is worth a watch to look for Alpharetta-area scenes. This is the biggest movie filmed in our area since the 2009 film The Joneses staring Demi Moore and David Duchovny.

The filming crew set up a base in Dunwoody while filming in Atlanta and north Fulton. Here’s a rundown of Alpharetta-area filming locations.

165 Pebble Trail

This ranch-style home near downtown Alpharetta was commandeered by the production company for two full days of filming. On-screen this will be Billy Crystal and Bette Midler’s home in Fresno, California. Look for mostly interior shots.

Shortly after filming ended the house was put up for sale. Of course the listing hyped the movie in a big way. It was reminiscent of a home in south Forsyth that sold after The Joneses was released in theaters. That home was used by Demi Moore during filming, a fact that no doubt influenced the sale of the property.

The Country Club of Roswell

Marisa Tomei was featured during scenes filmed here. They used the club’s ballroom and golf course. Look for country club staff and members as extras during these scenes.

Ocee Park

Little league scenes were filmed in this Johns Creek park. Skateboard legend Tony Hawk plays himself during scenes filmed here.

Independence High School

Filming occurred at the former Milton High School in downtown Alpharetta. No additional details are available.

Other Metro-Atlanta filming locations

  • The former Bloomingdales at Perimeter Mall
  • Piedmont Park
  • Atlanta International School
  • Gwinnett Braves Stadium

2 Responses to “Parental Guidance, filmed in Alpharetta, opens Christmas day 2012”

  1. SCSA31274 December 25, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    Normally I’ll see any movie filmed here. There were good, Fluke, shot downtown, Buckhead, and in Newnan. There were bad, Fled, shot downtown and at Stone Mountain. And there were ugly, Freejack, shot downtown and at Road Atlanta. But I’ve never been interested in this movie at all so sorry, I’ll wait for tv.

  2. B January 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Waiting for TV is wise. Other than a couple funny scenes the movie fell short.

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