Parents' guide

November 03, 2006

Rating -- PG

What it's about -- Spoiled pet rat is flushed into London's Sewer World and falls into a daring adventure.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- It's animated.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- You're not living unless somebody depends on you.

Violence -- Slapstick.

Language -- One big toilet joke. Not that dirty, though.

Sex -- None.

Drugs -- None.

Parents advisory -- Perfectly appropriate for all ages.

Borat

Rating -- R

What it's about -- Clueless Kazakhstani newsman comes to America and has many misadventures, mocking both his culture and ours.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Borat, the character, is everywhere. And funny.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Xenophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism and every other -ism are mocked.

Violence -- Slapstick.

Language -- Lots of profanity.

Sex -- Dirty talk, naughty costumes, and an "escort" is visited.

Drugs -- None.

Parents advisory -- Oh, they're going to sneak into it. But will they get that this is an ironic joke, or laugh at the funny foreigner and agree with his hateful backwardness?

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