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Family guide to new movie releases

Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service on

Published in Parenting News


Rated PG for some thematic elements.

What it’s about: The emotions in young Riley's head have to contend with puberty, which brings a new cast of complex characters to headquarters: Anxiety, Envy, Ennui and Embarrassment.

The kid attractor factor: The animation and kid-friendly story.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Every emotion and memory — good and bad — makes us who we are.

Violence: Some perilous situations as Joy tries to retrieve Riley's sense of self from the back of her mind, and a few rough and tumble hockey checks.

Language: None

Sex: None

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: OK for kids of all ages.




Rated R for language.

What it’s about: A Chicago construction worker contends with his grief through a local community theater production of "Romeo and Juliet."

The kid attractor factor: This family drama is more aimed at an adult audience.

Good lessons/bad lessons: We all need outlets for our emotions, which can present themselves in unexpected ways.

Violence: A violent threat, references to suicide.

Language: Swearing throughout.

Sex: Oblique references to sex between a married couple.

Drugs: Teen vaping.

Parents’ advisory: Aside from the mature themes and swearing, this is fine for older kids and teens if they are interested.


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