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Language only edgy thing about teen drama ‘The DUFF’

Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers


Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual material throughout, some language and teen partying

What it’s about: A smart teen fights being labeled a “D.U.F.F. – designated ugly fat friend” in her high school.

The kid attractor factor: Smart, good-looking teens, sassing and working out their issues amongst themselves.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Don’t let anybody else label you because “only you can define yourself.”

Violence: A punch is thrown.

Language: Some profanity, played for crude laughs.

Sex: A little making out, some of it with a mannequin.

Drugs: Teens down beers in a party.

Parents’ advisory: The language is the only thing that makes it edgy enough to draw older teens, suitable for kids old enough to date – 15-and-up.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Rating: R for strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language

What it’s about: A college coed falls under the spell of a rich, handsome and young sado-masochistic sex enthusiast.

The kid attractor factor: The dirty movie all of America is talking about.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Curiosity will end up with you in handcuffs and some perv slapping you with a whip.

Violence: Abusive sex play.

Language: Enough profanity to earn an R by itself.

Sex: Nudity, sado-masochistic sex games and the like.

Drugs: Alcohol is consumed.

Parents’ advisory: Kids who sneak into “the dirty movie” may be disappointed, as this makes sex kinky yet dull – inappropriate for anyone under 16.