Family Watch: ‘Heaven’ is for all; ‘Rio 2’ aimed at youngest kids
04/17/2014 4:00 PM
04/16/2014 2:59 PM
Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers
Heaven Is For Real
Rating: PG thematic material including some medical situations.
What it’s about: A child shocks his parents with hints of what heaven is like after a near-death experience.
The kid attractor factor: A kid makes funny song requests to an angelic choir.
Good lessons / bad lessons: “We don’t ever have to be scared.”
Violence: A gruesome injury, a child’s battle with appendicitis.
Language: Quite clean.
Parents’ advisory: A faith-based movie that the faithful may find comforting and that doubters will at least find welcoming.
Rating: G, suitable for all audiences
What it’s about: The birds of the Amazon and their human friends try to stop illegal logging to save habitat that the macaws and parrots need to survive.
The kid attractor factor: Joking, singing and dancing birds.
Good lessons / bad lessons: “SA happy wife means a happy life!”
Violence: Bird brawls, attempted poisoning, and a jaw-dropping suicide joke.
Language: Well, the odd poop and fart joke.
Sex: A little flirtation, an exchanged love song or two.
Parents’ advisory: Suitable for all ages, though this one aims at a younger, 6-and-under crowd, in spite of the suicide joke.
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