Essay on Analysis Of Ron Howard 's 1998 Dramatic Comedy

1905 Words Nov 21st, 2016 8 Pages
Ron Howard’s 1998 dramatic comedy, Parenthood, explores various parental and interfamily relationships within a family dynamic. This feel-good comedic film explores four parenting styles portrayed by four suburban families over the course of a single summer. Frank and Marilyn Buckman’s children, Gil, Helen, Susan Huffner, and Larry, all exhibit different parenting styles and strategies despise their own father’s neglectful unemotional parenting tactics. Due to the neglect, he experienced during his own childhood, Frank Buckman was unable to relate emotionally to his own children and therefore was a neglectful parent. Frank’s parenting style played an important role in shaping the way his own kids parented their own children. Parenthood’s portal of dynamics within a family is somewhat realistic as opposed to other films depiction of families. Each family within the movie overcomes adversities as they try to do what is best
35-year-old Gil Buckman, and his stay at home wife, Karen, exhibit an authoritative parenting style. George Holdan defines authoritative as “do not bark commands and expect immediate compliance but rather control their children with reasoning and warmth. They also encourage the development of autonomy in their children. They are able to balance responsiveness with demandingness” (Holdan, 2015). Gil is the eldest child of the Buckman family and wanted to active and involved father as opposed to his own father. Gil’s relationship with his…

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