Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers.
Rating: PG for some rude humor
What it's about: When their kids leave their kids with Granny and Grandpa, child-rearing turns old school, thanks to Bette Midler and Billy Crystal.
The kid-attractor factor: Kids behaving badly, toilet jokes, Bette and Billy.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "There's no such thing as 'the perfect parent.' "
Violence: Off-camera fisticuffs, bullying.
Language: Quite tame.
Sex: A little flirtation, a few crude trips to the toilet.
Drugs: Wine is consumed.
Parents' advisory: The family-friendliest of the holiday season comedies, suitable for all ages.
THE GUILT TRIP
Rating: PG-13 for language and some risqué material
What it's about: A hapless son takes his micro-managing mom along on a cross-country sales trip to meet ex-flames his, and hers.
The kid-attractor factor: Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand in a tiny red rental car, griping all the way.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Mother knows best, especially when it comes to traveling on a budget.
Violence: A punch is thrown.
Language: A teensy bit of cursing.
Sex:Discussed, and a strip club is visited.
Drugs: Alcohol is consumed.
Parents' advisory: Quite mild-mannered for a PG-13 movie, suitable for 10 and up.