Parent's Guide

September 23, 2005|By Orlando Sentinel

Corpse Bride

Rating -- PG for some scary images and action, and brief mild language.

What it's about -- A reluctant groom accidentally finds himself married to a corpse.

Kid Attractor Factor -- It's animated, and stop-motion looks an awful lot like 3-D animation in this one.

Good/bad lessons -- Marry for love, not money. Behave honorably and things will work out.

Violence -- A bit.

Language -- Quite proper and clean.

Sex -- None.

Drugs -- Potions and such.

Parents' advisory -- Not a lot of laughs, and not particularly kid-friendly, it might entertain the pre-teens, but could scare the 5-and-unders.

Roll Bounce

Rating -- PG-13 for language and some crude humor.

What it's about -- Kids roller-disco their cares away in the summer of '78.

Kid Attractor Factor -- An attractive young cast makes up for the retro and uncool setting.

Good/bad lessons -- Your parents' generation didn't swear the way you do. And "You don't fall, how you gonna know what getting back up is like?"

Violence -- Water balloons are hurled with extreme malice.

Language -- A little profanity.

Sex -- A little lip-locking.

Drugs -- None.

Parents' advisory -- Quite benign and sweet, actually. If you can get the kids to agree to go, buy them a ticket.

Motion Picture Association of America ratings are (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

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