Parents' guide

March 10, 2006|By ORLANDO SENTINEL

THE SHAGGY DOG

Rating -- PG for some mild rude humor.

What it's about -- Magic shaggy dog from Tibet bites a lawyer and makes him a changed man.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Dog jokes, lots of lowbrow but kid-friendly humor, Tim Allen acting like a doggy.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Make time for your family, and listen to your kids, even the animal rights activists.

Violence -- Slapstick.

Language -- Pretty clean.

Sex -- Just doggie tush-sniffing.

Drugs -- Needles, and animal-testing drugs.

Parents advisory -- If your kids are 8 or under, the animal-testing lab stuff is scary enough that it should give you paws. Ahem, pause.

FAILURE TO LAUNCH

Rating -- PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and language.

What it's about -- Guy who refuses to move out of his parents' house is lured out by a woman who does this sort of thing for hire.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Matthew McConaughey still has a little teen appeal, as does Sarah Jessica Parker.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Being honest will get you a lot further in relationships and life than the alternative.

Violence -- Accidents involving wildlife.

Language -- Gratuitous jarring moments of profanity.

Sex -- Suggested, discussed and a little nudity.

Drugs -- None.

Parents advisory -- Fairly sweet and benign romantic comedy, with only a little profanity, and the nudity is played for laughs.

Orlando Sentinel

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