A parents' guide to select new movies:
Rating: PG for some mild rude humor and action
What it's about: The little blue people are sucked out of their mushroom village and land in Central Park, chased by the evil wizard Gargamel.
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The Kid Attractor Factor: Tiny blue elves getting into mischief with Neil Patrick Harris
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Nobody is just one thing. You can be anything you want to be."
Violence: Slapstick stuff, little blue people are put in peril
Language: Profanity is replaced by the word smurf — always.
Sex: None, though Gargamel has a "chamber pot" moment in a New York restaurant
Drugs and alcohol: Champagne is consumed.
Parents' advisory: Perfectly suitable for all ages and somewhat sillier and less insipid than the TV show parents will remember.
'Crazy, Stupid, Love'
Rating: PG-13 for coarse humor, sexual content and language
What it's about: Assorted interconnected couples — teens through newly divorced adults — struggle with landing their respective "soul mates."
The Kid Attractor Factor: Steve Carell acting silly, lovesick teens making fools of themselves
Good lessons/bad lessons: "The war between the sexes is over. We won."
Violence: Punches thrown, slapstick-style
Language: Some profanity, a lot of innuendo
Sex: Yup, though nothing graphic
Drugs and alcohol: Lots of drinks are consumed in the movie's many bar scenes.
Parents' advisory: This is a dating-age romantic farce, most suitable for 15 and older.
Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel