Parents' guide

March 17, 2006|By ORLANDO SENTINEL

SHE'S THE MAN

Rating -- PG-13.

What it's about -- Teen girl pretends to be a boy to make a soccer team, falls for star player, but has to keep her disguise.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Amanda Bynes and assorted hot young things fill the ranks of the swanky movie prep school.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Don't let sexism keep you from your goals, and boys, don't be afraid of your feminine side.

Violence -- A pretty decent fistfight/brawl.

Language -- An adult cusses for comic effect, and assorted teen crudities.

Sex -- Suggestions of flashing, and the whole thing is about sexuality, though no genders are truly bent.

Drugs -- Nah.

Parents advisory -- Goofy, upbeat and generally positive teen romantic comedy that says many of the right things parents would want their teen girls to hear.

V FOR VENDETTA

Rating -- R.

What it's about -- A lone avenger fights for truth, justice and the UK Way in a fascist future Britain.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- A guy in a mask who's handy with a knife. And Natalie Portman.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- "People should not fear their governments. Governments should fear the people."

Violence -- Lots and lots.

Language -- We've all heard worse.

Sex -- Sexual assault is averted.

Drugs -- None.

Parents advisory -- A broad comic book adaptation with a little more political sting than the usual "good vs. evil" plot, it's entirely too violent for 13-and-unders.

Orlando Sentinel

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