A parents' guide to select new movies:
Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use
What it's about: A young man is diagnosed with cancer, and his friends, family and medical professionals don't know quite how to talk about it with him.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick are the stars.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Cancer is no reason to stop treating a friend like a friend.
Language: Profanity; Rogen would be speechless without it.
Sex: Yes, not terribly explicit
Drugs and alcohol: Alcohol, pot
Parents' advisory: The adult themes, sex and profanity make this best left to those 15 and older.
Rating: PG-13 for some violence and drug content
What it's about: Four Georgia cops face the consequences of both good and absentee fatherhood in this faith-based drama.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Teenage problems are addressed from an adult perspective.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "If (your date) shows no respect for us, he won't respect you."
Violence: A beating, rough arrests
Language: Disney clean
Drugs and alcohol: Discussed, shown
Parents' advisory: This sermon from the folks who made "Fireproof" has an easy-to-embrace message about fathers in children's lives. Suitable for all ages.
Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel