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.