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Family guide to new movie releases

Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service on

Published in Parenting News


Rated R for strong violent content, bloody/disturbing images, and language throughout.

What it’s about: A team of photojournalists capture the front lines of a war raging in the United States while traveling from New York to Washington, D.C.

The kid attractor factor: This is a serious, violent, adult drama. Not much appeal for kids.

Good lessons/bad lessons: We are not immune from war.

Violence: Extreme bloody violence, torture, shooting, gunfights, bombings, dead bodies, etc.

Language: Swearing throughout.

Sex: None

Drugs: Drinking, smoking, some marijuana use.

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




Rated R for teen drug use, language and some sexual references.

What it’s about: A group of siblings have to care for themselves while their mom is away at a mental health retreat.

The kid attractor factor: The young cast and comedic elements.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Kids can learn to thrive and survive if they work together.

Violence: Aside from teenage high jinks, none.

Language: Some swearing.

Sex: References to sex.

Drugs: Teens drinking, vaping and using marijuana.

Parents’ advisory: This is a bit naughty for younger kids but OK for teens.


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