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Family guide to new movie releases

Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service on

Published in Parenting News

'BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE'

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

What it’s about: Mike and Marcus, Miami detectives, are back to battle drug cartels and accusations of corruption. They'll reckon with their personal lives and their own mortality along the way.

The kid attractor factor: The shiny, colorful action adventure might draw teens and younger audiences.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Family, brotherhood and doing the right thing are worth fighting for.

Violence: Wild violence throughout — shooting, vehicular mayhem, stabbing, explosions, etc.

Language: Swearing and strong language throughout.

Sex: References to sex and sexual themes, a visit to a strip club, no nudity.

Drugs: References to drug trafficking.

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

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'I USED TO BE FUNNY'

 

No MPA rating

What it’s about: A Canadian stand-up comic experiences depression and PTSD after a traumatic event.

The kid attractor factor: This indie drama doesn't have much appeal for kids.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Demons need to come out in order to achieve catharsis. Holding things in is unhealthy.

Violence: A violent sexual attack is a central part of the plot, though it is only seen elliptically.

Language: Swearing throughout.

Sex: Graphic references to sex throughout.

Drugs: References to teen drug abuse and drinking.

Parents’ advisory: This deals will heavy themes of sexual assault, death, depression and drug abuse. OK for teens but not younger kids.

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