parents' guide

January 05, 2007

Happily N'ever After

Rating -- PG

What it's about -- Fairy tale characters discover new, unhappy endings to the story of their lives, thanks to a wicked stepmother's intervention.

Violence -- Slapstick, lots of it.

Language -- Gas is passed, and commented on.

Sex -- Naah.

Drugs -- None.

Parents advisory -- Harmless.

Freedom Writers

Rating -- PG-13

What it's about -- Inner-city gang members change their destinies through learning from one inspired teacher.

Violence -- A botched robbery, fights.

Language -- Some profanity.

Sex -- None.

Drugs -- In the background.

Parents advisory -- Just edgy enough to appeal to its 13-to-16-year-old audience, sweet enough not to scare parents.

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