Woman in Gold
Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language
What it’s about: An old woman and her young lawyer try to recover art stolen from her family by the Nazis nearly 60 years before.
The kid attractor factor: Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl and Helen Mirren, a Holocaust story with a twist
Good lessons/bad lessons: Keep your receipts.
Violence: Nazi bullying, implied threats
Language: Moments of profanity
Sex: Not a hint
Drugs: None at all
Parents’ advisory: Don’t tell them it’s an art history lesson and a courtroom story built around international law, and you might persuade 12-and-ups to sit through it.
Rating: PG-13 for prolonged frenetic sequences of violence, action and mayhem, suggestive content and brief strong language
What it’s about: More cars, more characters driving them furiously. And fast.
The kid attractor factor: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell and Paul Walker, in his final film.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Buckle up.
Violence: Lots and lots.
Language: Some profanity.
Sex: Not really.
Parents’ advisory: The teachable moment for this has to come from parents, not Hollywood – “Reckless driving can kill.” OK for 13 and up.
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