Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers.
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
GROWN UPS 2
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.