Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers
WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS
Rated R for language throughout, drug use, sexual content and some nudity.
What it’s about: An aspiring DJ pursues his passion along with his three childhood friends.
The kid attractor factor: Star Zac Efron, an electronic music club setting.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Drugs and partying are very fun but very dangerous and can lead to death; shoot for the stars, pursue your dreams and work hard.
Violence: A couple of violent bar fights.
Language: Sporadic profanity throughout.
Sexuality: At least three instances of female nudity, references to sex throughout, a non-graphic sex scene.
Drugs: Copious and casual consumption of drugs, including ecstasy, PCP, marijuana and cocaine.
Parents advisory: The darker themes and adult content make this film OK for older teens but not kids.
Rated R for strong violence throughout, and for language.
What it’s about: An American family must escape a bloody coup in a Southeast Asian country.
The kid attractor factor: Not much – the film stars two young girls as daughters in the family.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Always stick together, listen to your parents, and family above all else.
Violence: Many onscreen murders of innocent victims, by gun, machete, tank, bludgeoning. Other physical attacks and threat of rape.
Language: Mild language and profanity.
Sexuality: Aside from a threatened sexual attack, none.
Parents advisory: The subject matter of this violent film is too much for the kids on screen and too much for any kids in the audience. Would be OK for teens, though.