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Family guide to new movie releases

Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service on

Published in Parenting News


Rated R for strong violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual references.

What it’s about: A mysterious man gets a job at an armored truck company beset by brazen robberies

The kid attractor factor: Teens might be intrigued by the action genre

Good lessons/bad lessons: Don't rob armored trucks, especially if Jason Statham is inside.

Violence: Extreme violence including shooting, stabbing, beating, execution, machine gun shootouts

Language: Swearing throughout

Sex: Implied sex, references to pornography, no nudity

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: Incredibly violent – not for kids. Teens only.



Rated PG-13 for strong language, and sexual references.

What it’s about: An unlikely friendship that blossoms between a comedy writer with dementia and a wacky singer.

The kid attractor factor: Kids might be drawn to the comic elements but this is more of an adult film.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Cherish and celebrate every moment and memory in life, even the sad ones. Connect with those around you.

Violence: None

Language: Some swearing

Sex: A few cheeky references to and jokes about sex

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: A sweet and silly comedy that's fine for kids and tweens if they care to watch.


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