Parents guide

April 13, 2007

Disturbia

Rating -- PG-13

What it's about -- An ill-tempered teen, under house-arrest, starts to suspect his neighbor is a serial killer.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- The hormones, as Shia LaBeouf spies on the oft-bikini- clad Sarah Roemer, and she spies back.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- You aren't a Peeping Tom if she's peeping back, and cops can make your punishment their personal pleasure, should you cross the law.

Violence -- Quite a bit.

Language -- Somewhat clean, considering the violence.

Sex -- The threat of it hangs over our young stars like an ax about to fall.

Drugs -- Alcohol glimpsed at a party.

Parents advisory -- It's a button-pusher, in terms of sex and violence, which is why it was originally R-rated. Take that PG-13 very seriously.

Pathfinder

Rating -- R

What it's about -- A Viking boy is raised among Native Americans and defends them when more Norsemen come to "cleanse" the land for settlement.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Vikings, Indians, blood and guts.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Vikings rapacious. Indians good. Hate will eat you up if you let it.

Violence -- Lots and lots and lots and lots.

Language -- Norsk profanity, in subtitles.

Sex -- Romance sans sex.

Drugs -- None.

Parents advisory -- A boys' action film, not that sophisticated but awfully violent, thus the R-rating.

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