Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers
Rating: PG for some action and mild rude humor
What it’s about: A princess tries to talk her troubled, enchanted sister into moving back home after an accident with ice.
The kid attractor factor: It’s a Disney princess cartoon musical.
Good lessons/bad lessons: “Nobody wants to be alone,” and, “Only an act of true love can melt a frozen heart.”
Violence: Fantasy violence, injuries.
Language: Disney clean.
Sex: Flirtation, swooning.
Parents’ advisory: Adults may wish for more hummable tunes, but otherwise, suitable for all ages.
Rating: PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.
What it’s about: A troubled teen goes to live with his preacher grandparents and sees the good and bad in people through them.
The kid attractor factor: Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Lattimore, Mary J. Blige, Tyrese Gibson in a Christmas musical.
Good lessons/bad lessons: “Walk like you have a purpose,” and, “The greatest gift is to live a life without regrets.”
Violence: Threats, gunplay.
Language: Mild profanity.
Drugs: Implied, a subtext in one character’s life.
Parents’ advisory: An interesting re-setting of the Nativity story in modern day Harlem, with a Joseph, a Mary, a Prodigal Daughter, etc., suitable for 10-and-up.