I see a lot of reviews, especially from critics, complaining about this film but it's evident they're missing the point of it's existence. This isn't meant to be a deep analysis of the parent-child bond or a critique on the over-delegation of rearing children by the upper classes, it's MEANT to be a slapstick comedy that can be enjoyed with children of all ages, with a couple of humorous references to keep the adults entertained. For Pete's sake, a man falls off a building and lives! The film was well directed and always stays light and fast-paced, never lulling. The casting was well done, assembling a cast of many now well-known faces with good chemistry. Last but not least, praise has to be given to composer and conductor Bruce Broughton for a fantastic score that always manages to perfectly capture the mood of the moment, particularly one scene where he slyly emulates and perfectly places the thematic elements and build at the beginning of Johann Strauss II's "The Blue Danube". All in all, a funny and enjoyable movie that is vastly more watchable than many more recent family movies.