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Family reviews: 'Hannah Montana: The Movie,' 'Observe & Report'

A parents' guide to select new movies:

'Hannah Montana: The Movie'

Rating: G.

What it's about: Miley's gone too Hollywood, so Dad takes her to Tennessee for a little "Hannah detox."

The Kid Attractor Factor: Hannah Montana. And Miley Cyrus.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Life's a climb, but the view's great."

Violence: Slapstick.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: Barely a smooch.

Drugs and alcohol: Not on your life.

Parents' advisory: Nothing here that you won't see on the Disney Channel TV show. Small-child friendly.

'Observe & Report'

Rating: R for pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use, sexual content and violence.

What it's about: A socially awkward bipolar jerk runs security at a mall and dreams of cracking a case, winning the girl and becoming a "real cop."

The Kid Attractor Factor: Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, and it's set in a mall.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "There's no shame in going after your dreams."

Violence: A graphic shooting, beatings, bone-snappings.

Language: Filthy.

Sex: Yes, and full-frontal male nudity.

Drugs and alcohol: Cocaine, pills and alcohol.

Parents' advisory: It's the Mall Cop Strikes Back, a dark, violent and not-family-friendly stab at the same subject (with similar characters and plot) as Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

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