Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying
What it's about: A teenager learns that his parents aren't who they say they are and is hurled into a cross-country escape from assassins as he looks for the truth.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Team Jacob's idol, Taylor Lautner, and hot starlet of the moment Lily Collins
Good lessons/bad lessons: A teen "surfs" on the hood of a speeding truck, for kicks. And gets plastered at a beer bust.
Violence: Quite a bit, with a pretty high body count
Language: Some profanity
Sex: Flirted with
Drugs and alcohol: Beer at the beer bust.
Parents' advisory: A thriller aimed at older teenagers. You might want to have a lecture about "not trying this at home" as far as the "surfing" goes. Suitable for 15 and older.'Dolphin Tale'
Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements
What it's about: Kids help take care of an injured dolphin at a marine hospital and watch as it inspires everyone it meets.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Cute kids and a very cute dolphin, which happens to need a prosthetic tale
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Just because you're hurt doesn't mean you're broken."
Violence: Soldiers injured in war meet an injured dolphin.
Language: Disney clean
Sex: Not a hint
Drugs and alcohol: None
Parents' advisory: Uplifting, maybe a little too precious for anybody older than 15, but perfectly OK for all ages.
Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel