'Worlds Away' opens door to magical scenes

Published: Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 20TICKET

Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY

Rating: PG for some dramatic images and mild sensuality

What it's about: A 3-D journey through the spectacular Cirque shows in permanent residence in Las Vegas.

The kid attractor factor: The dazzling performers and shows that kids never see – what with them being in Sin City and all.

Good lessons, bad lessons: Master mime or juggling or synchronized swimming and you, too, could be a Cirque star.

Violence: Stylized, nothing worth mentioning.

Language: There's virtually no dialogue, and no profanity.

Sex: The costumes have a hint of sexy about them.

Drugs: None.

Parents advisory: Leotards and tights aside, this is entertainment clean enough for the whole family – OK for all ages, a bit slow for the very young to sit through.


HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

Rating: R for brief sexuality

What it's about: President Franklin Roosevelt entertains the king and queen of England at his mother's estate while carrying on an affair with a distant cousin.

The kid attractor factor: "King's Speech"-era history, played for laughs.

Good lessons, bad lessons: Great figures of history have their unseemly human side.

Violence: None.

Language: Reasonably clean, considering.

Sex: Glimpsed nudity, implied intimacy.

Drugs: Alcohol and cigarettes are consumed in copious quantities.

Parents advisory: A history lesson that teens will get more out of than younger children, suitable for ages 13 and older.

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