Parents guide

March 02, 2007

Wild Hogs

Rating -- PG-13

What it's about -- Middle-aged men take off on a motorcycle trip to recapture their lost youth.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- The spectacle of Martin Lawrence, Tim Allen, John Travolta and William H. Macy on motorcycles.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- You're never too old to stand up to a bully.

Violence -- Brawls, explosions.

Language -- Pretty raw for a Disney movie.

Sex -- None.

Drugs -- Beer is consumed in large quantities.

Parents advisory -- Pretty harmless fare for anybody, though the unnecessary foul language may annoy parents of pre-teens.

Black Snake Moan

Rating -- R

What it's about -- A woman with twisted sexual urges is confined by an old bluesman who aims "to cure" her.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, "forbidden fruit" subject matter.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- You're never beyond redemption, and a good church will stick by you, no matter what.

Violence -- A beating, and the threat of another. Attempted rape.

Language -- Nasty, low-down and dirty.

Sex -- Nasty, low-down and dirty.

Drugs -- Alcohol is consumed.

Parents advisory -- Teenagers are probably too young and immature to "get" the joke in this risible, over-the-top homage to the sordid, over-heated sexuality of Southern films and literature of the 1950s.

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