A parents' guide to select new movies:
'I Love You, Beth Cooper'
Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, some teen drinking and drug references, brief violence.
What it's about: A high school valedictorian confesses his nerdy love of the school hottie in a speech, and it changes his life.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Hayden Panettiere in a high school setting.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Nothing ventured, nothing gained; if you join the military, you must be on steroids; and if all your friends say you're gay, you must be.
Violence: Beatings, the threat of more beatings.
Language: Lots of profanity.
Sex: Sexual situations.
Drugs and alcohol: Under-age drinking, a coke joke.
Parents' advisory: For a "graduation" teen comedy, this is oddly pitched to an older crowd. Take the PG-13 seriously.
Rating: R for pervasive strong and crude sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
What it's about: Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the guise of a gay Austrian fashionista and sets out to shock the world.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Sacha Baron Cohen.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Guns and gay come-ons don't mix on huntin' trips.
Violence: Yes, supposedly real.
Language: Quite raw.
Sex: Nudity — and when they say "crude sexual content," they mean it.
Drugs and alcohol: Beer, hash pipes.
Parents' advisory: Like Borat, only less subtle, more deserving of the R rating — offensive to gay and gay-basher alike.