A parents' guide to select new movies:
'Alpha and Omega'
Rating: PG for rude humor and some mild action
What it's about: An alpha wolf is transported to a new wilderness with a non-alpha wolf with an idea that they will repopulate the park, which will never do.
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The Kid Attractor Factor: Cute canines have adventures and make a few "mating" jokes.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Class differences can be overcome when "puppy love" is involved.
Language: Disney clean
Sex: Mating jokes, but vague ones
Drugs and alcohol: None
Parents' advisory: Harmless and kid-friendly in every way.
Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material
What it's about: A teenager invents a promiscuous reputation for herself as a means of fitting in and uses that rep to help others become more visible in high school.
The Kid Attractor Factor: It's Glee without the singing — sassy, sexually curious kids learn hard life lessons in the crucible of high school.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Infamy" is not the same thing as "fame."
Violence: None to speak of
Language: Some profanity
Sex: Basically, that's the subject here.
Drugs and alcohol: Some references, materials
Parents' advisory: The subject matter should give parents of 13-and-youngers pause. Its frankness makes it more appropriate for older teens — 15 and older.