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Family guide to new movie releases

Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service on

Published in Parenting News


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

What it’s about: A stand-up comic takes his autistic son on a spontaneous road trip across the country, setting out for L.A. to perform on Jimmy Kimmel.

The kid attractor factor: This is more of an adult drama, but young actor William A. Fitzgerald is an appealing new screen presence.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Sometimes the kids we are protecting are our own inner children.

Violence: A few lightly perilous situations but no real violence.

Language: Swearing and liberal use of the f-word.

Sex: Some references to sex but nothing graphic.

Drugs: On-screen marijuana use (smoking out of a bong).

Parents’ advisory: Aside from the swearing and mature situations, this would be fine for older kids and teens.




Rated PG-13 for sexual material, strong language and some underage smoking.

What it’s about: Three friends reunite at summer camp and take stock of their lives, 50 years after they became friends.

The kid attractor factor: The comedy and camp setting might have some appeal for kids, but this is mostly aimed at an adult audience.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Don't take your friendships for granted, learn how to let loose and live a little.

Violence: Some camp mishaps and pratfalls.

Language: Swearing throughout.

Sex: References to sex and jokes about sex toys.

Drugs: Teens smoking

Parents’ advisory: This is a bit naughty for young kids but mostly harmless. Fine for older kids and teens.


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