Parents' guide

October 06, 2006

School for Scoundrels

Rating -- PG-13 for language, sexual content and some violence.

What it's about -- Guy goes to secret scam-class to learn to be manly and a heel, things that women, apparently, love.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Jon Heder, aka Napoleon Dynamite.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Nice guys can finish first. But they have to think nasty to do it.

Violence -- Oh yes, slapstick.

Language -- Billy Bob Thornton co-stars. Enough said.

Sex -- Talked about in crude ways.

Parents advisory -- Heder means it'll only turn so coarse, but Thornton curses like a boatload of drunken sailors.

The Guardian

Rating -- PG-13

What it's about -- Veteran rescue swimmer must teach the skills and the values of his service to a Coast Guard recruit.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Ashton Kutcher, and action.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Service is not about selflessness.

Violence -- A bar fight.

Language -- Coast Guardsmen don't curse as much as sailors.

Sex -- A pickup, a morning after.

Parents advisory -- Appropriate for 10 years old and older.

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