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Family View: 'Red,' 'Grown Ups' fall in PG-13 limits

Published: Friday, Jul. 19, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 21TICKET
Last Modified: Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 - 12:28 pm

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

Red 2

Rating: PG-13 for pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material

What it's about: Retired spies and assassins try to clear their names as other spies and assassins try to kill them.

The kid-attractor factor: Fights and car chases and guns and bombs and not-quite-codgers acting cool.

Good lessons, bad lessons: "You have to take chances in a relationship," and a spy's motto re: food – "If you don't make it, you don't eat it."

Violence: Quite a bit, seeing as how these are trained killers

Language: Just a little profanity, here and there

Sex: Flirtation, winks, Catherine Zeta-Jones showing a little skin

Drugs: None that are abused

Parents advisory: Pretty violent, but within PG-13 limits. OK for 12-and-up


Rating: PG-13 for crude and suggestive content, language and some male rear nudity

What it's about: Longtime pals reminisce, cope with parenting and bullying while planning an '80s-themed party.

The kid-attractor factor: Adam Sandler, rude noises, gross sight gags and infantile jokes.

Good lessons, bad lessons: "You can't back down from a bully," unless his kid's in the military.

Violence: A slapstick brawl, bullying

Language: A tiny bit of profanity

Sex: Skinny dipping, marital wordplay, hot-for-ballet-teacher wisecracks

Drugs: Alcohol is consumed at the party.

Parents advisory: Someday, kids, you'll outgrow the Sand Man. OK for 10-and-up.

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