A PG-rated Guide To Parenting Advice In 1980s Movies.
DPBITC re-visits films I grew up with as a young teenager and considers them from a new perspective. For example, only when I became a parent... More > did I understand why Darth Vader did what he did in The Empire Strikes Back – he was trying to look after his son, Luke. Darth might not be a nice guy but, all strangulation, mass murder and enslaving aside, he is a good dad.
The current generation of parents is being told in books that they know nothing about looking after a child. My argument is that they know plenty, because they saw movies like Gremlins, The Shining, Pretty In Pink, Big and many others in their youth.
With a foreword written by James Hampton (who played Michael J. Fox’s dad in Teen Wolf) DYBITC is a tongue-in-cheek guidebook for parents of children from newborns through teenagers.< Less