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Published: Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Sep. 29, 2013 - 10:57 am

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2

Rating: PG for mild rude humor

What it’s about: The weather machine starts turning out living, feeding dinner-course critters in this sequel.

The kid attractor factor: It’s a 3-D animated sequel to the surprise hit of a couple of years back.

Good lessons / bad lessons: “A bully turned friend will be friend to the end.”

Violence: Slapstick, cartoonish, involving omnivorous foodstuffs and robot-suited “Sentinels of Safety.”

Language: “Oh, crab-balls,” fart jokes and the like.

Sex: None whatsoever.

Drugs: Nary a hint.

Parents’ advisory: Suitable for all ages.

Baggage claim

Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and some language

What it’s about: A young woman revisits her ex-boyfriends to see which one has the most promise as a potential date or mate for her sister’s wedding.

The kid attractor factor: Airline travel jokes, romantic mishaps, Paula Patton and assorted good-looking men as her suitors.

Good lessons / bad lessons: You don’t need a mate to be complete, and you can’t hurry love.

Violence: The threat of a slap-fight, here and there.

Language: Some mild profanity

Sex: Hinted at, with infidelity tossed into the mix.

Drugs: Alcohol is consumed in romantic settings.

Parents’ advisory: More retro than risque in its attitudes towards marriage, romance and finding a suitable mate, suitable for 13-and-older.

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