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Family guide to new movie releases

Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service on

Published in Parenting News

'THE MENU'

Rated R for strong/disturbing violent content, language throughout and some sexual references.

What it’s about: A black satire set in the world of high-end dining, in which a celebrity chef assembles a unique group of diners for a meal they'll never forget.

The kid attractor factor: Not much! This is a fairly violent satire with mature themes. Not for kids.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Just make the cheeseburger.

Violence: Some bloody violence — shooting, suicide, finger chopping, fires, explosions, etc.

Language: Swearing throughout.

Sex: References to sex acts and sex work.

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: This is too mature for kids. OK for teens.

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'SHE SAID'

 

Rated R for language and descriptions of sexual assault.

What it’s about: An adaptation of the bestselling book and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the sexual harassment and assaults of super-producer Harvey Weinstein.

The kid attractor factor: Not much — this is a journalistic thriller aimed at adults.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Listen, get the facts, tell the story, honor the voices.

Violence: References and discussion of sexual assault, rape and harassment. Mention of suicidal thoughts.

Language: Some swearing.

Sex: Discussion of sexual assault, rape and harassment.

Drugs: A suicide attempt with pills is referenced.

Parents’ advisory: This is too mature for kids. OK for teens.

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