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Parents guide to new movie releases

This news story was published on February 29, 2012.
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By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service –


Rating: PG for brief mild language

What it’s about: An entrepreneur remembers the forest he chopped down and the environment he ruined in the name of a quick profit, ignoring the warnings of The Lorax.

The kid attractor factor: One of the great Dr. Seuss books becomes a gorgeous and adorable 3-D classic.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Greed and shortcuts to quick profits will be the ruin of us all.

Violence: Slapstick, though cutting a tree has rarely seemed more traumatic on the screen.

Language: You’ll have to listen hard to catch the “brief mild language.”

Sex: The things a boy will do to impress — and win a kiss from — a girl.

Parents’ advisory: Suitable for all ages, most appropriate for 8-and-up.



Rating: R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem — all involving teens

What it’s about: Three teens plan an “epic” party with no adult supervision. Chaos ensues.

The kid attractor factor: It’s being sold as the ultimate high school party picture.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Between the drugs, the irresponsible sex, the selfishness and general anarchy, it’s all one bad lesson.

Violence: Flamethrowers, car chases, fights.

Language: Lots of profanity, gay and Jewish slurs, all for laughs.

Sex: Yes, treated crudely with women as mere objects.

Drugs: Why yes, lots and lots.

Parents’ advisory: Underage teens are going to want to sneak into this picture, a film packed to the gills with inappropriate messages. Stop them. OK for 18-and-up.

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