What it’s about: A documentary about macaque monkey society and life in a corner of the Sri Lankan jungle
The kid attractor factor: Monkey business, monkey hijinks, monkey love
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Good lessons/bad lessons: Sometimes, it takes convulsive change to topple an unjust society.
Violence: Monkey-on-monkey assaults, predators hunting monkeys, monkey injuries, monkey deaths
Language: Disney clean
Sex: Kept off camera
Parents’ advisory: It has villains, a heroine who escapes her plight, partly through the help of a male, and social commentary that will go over the heads of the very young, but suitable for all ages.
Rating: R for language and some disturbing material
What it’s about: A disgraced reporter thinks he’s found his ticket back to the big time when he befriends an accused killer.
The kid attractor factor: Jonah Hill, James Franco and Felicity Jones
Good lessons/bad lessons: Even killers have their charming side, when it suits their purposes.
Violence: Off camera
Sex: Discussed obliquely
Drugs: Alcohol is abused in one scene.
Parents’ advisory: More intense psychologically than visually, it’s too heavy for younger children – OK for 15-and-up.
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