Parents guide

April 27, 2007|By Orlando Sentinel

Year of the Dog

Rating -- PG-13

What it's about -- Woman goes into an emotional tailspin after her dog dies.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Quirky subject handled in the Nacho Libre-School of Rock style.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Don't be flip when a friend's dog dies. Pets can be our closest companions.

Violence -- Not really, though a dog dies.

Language -- Pretty clean.

Sex -- "Suggestive references."

Drugs -- None.

Parents advisory -- There's nothing here to really offend, but younger kids and pet-lovers may find this a serious bummer of a comedy.

The Condemned

Rating -- R

What it's about -- Convicts are dumped on an island where they fight to survive for a paying Internet audience expecting mayhem and murder.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Stone Cold Steve Austin and Internet violence.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- This is where the culture is headed, if we're not careful - pay-per-view snuff films on the Internet.

Violence -- Lots.

Language -- Pretty profane.

Sex -- An implied rape.

Drugs -- A mixed drink is served.

Parents advisory -- Not remotely the roughest R to come along recently, but with impalings, shootings, body blows and bodies blown apart it's worth keeping from the 15 year-olds-and-younger.

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