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Family reviews: 'Fast & Furious,' 'Adventureland'

Parents' guide to select new movies:

'Fast & Furious'

Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual content, language and drug references.

What it's about: An FBI agent and his former quarry team up to drive delivery cars for a Mexican drug lord with the idea of taking him down.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Fast cars, faster women, Paul Walker.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Nothing really matters without a code." And not just anybody can drive like this.

Violence: Brawls, shootouts, very bad driving.

Language: Some profanity.

Sex: Suggested, pursued.

Drugs and alcohol: Heroin is a plot device, Coronas are consumed.

Parents' advisory: Teens will almost certainly take the wrong message about driving from this theme-park ride of a thriller.


Rating: R for language, drug use and sexual references.

What it's about: Sensitive college boy finds love and unhappiness in a summer job at an amusement park.

The Kid Attractor Factor: It's from the folks who made Superbad and it stars Twilight's Kristen Stewart.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Lying about your married lover is OK, if you're hot.

Violence: A couple of punches are thrown.

Language: It's from the people who made Superbad.

Sex: Again, Superbad. Yes.

Drugs and alcohol: Pot and alcohol are used.

Parents' advisory: Sweeter than Superbad, more adult, not for younger teens.

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