Parents guide

April 20, 2007

In the Land of Women

Rating -- PG-13

What it's about -- Young screenwriter loses girlfriend, goes home to regroup and maybe learn to listen "in the land of women."

The Kid Attractor Factor -- It's a date movie. Teenagers date.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Listening to and respecting the other person is the key to any successful relationship.

Violence -- A punch is thrown.

Language -- Profanity, here and there.

Sex -- Nothing explicit.

Drugs -- Teens drinking.

Parents advisory -- A very mature movie that skews young enough to appeal to many age groups, including teenagers old enough to date and drive.

Hot Fuzz

Rating -- R

What it's about -- Tough top cop returns to the beat in a small village in Britain, a village that keeps its secrets well.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Rude, raunchy comedy from the creators of Shaun of the Dead.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- "Keeping the peace" can have a sinister meaning, if you're willing to work for the dark side.

Violence -- Over-the-top, grisly, but for comic effect.

Language -- British-accented profanity.

Sex -- Not really.

Drugs -- The pub is caught serving underage kids beer.

Parents advisory -- The cop movie is celebrated and mocked in this, with the gore of gun violence played for laughs. Not appropriate for 15-and-unders.

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