Picks and Pans Review: Parenthood

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

Director Ron Howard, it would seem, knows best. Aided by such people as Steve Martin, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen and Dianne Wiest, he explores the real traumas and sublime satisfactions of being a father or mother.

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