A parents' guide to select new movies:
'Ramona and Beezus'
Rating: G, all ages admitted
What it's about: An imaginative 9-year-old pest bungles everything, including school projects to her sister's and her favorite aunt's romances.
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The Kid Attractor Factor: It co-stars Selena Gomez and is based on those beloved Beverly Cleary novels.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "It's good to scare yourself, once in a while." "We're not going to let one bad day get us down."
Language: Disney clean
Sex: An old-fashioned grown-up romance and a sweet teen one, too
Drugs and alcohol: Don't be ridic.
Parents' advisory: More sentimental than slapsticky, this kids' comedy is suitable for all ages.
Rating: PG for some rude behavior
What it's about: Tween dance teams compete in a music-video contest.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Teens and tweens shake their moneymakers and sing their little hearts out in big dance numbers.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Just because you want something doesn't mean you're going to get it."
Violence: Snakes, frogs and fleas used as threats
Language: Milder than mild
Sex: The dancing leans toward high-school cheerleader bumping and grinding.
Drugs and alcohol: None
Parents' advisory: It's a pretty wholesome movie, although it does push flirting and sexy dancing by tweens.