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Family Reviews: 'Taking Woodstock' and 'Adam'

A parents' guide to select new movies:

'Taking Woodstock'

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

What it's about: Young people throw together a concert that became a cultural touchstone.

The kid attractor factor: See what granny and granddad did in their wild and woolly youth.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Peace, and generosity of spirit, can be contagious.

Violence: A threatened beating.

Language: Plenty of profanity.

Sex: Suggested, and with all that nudity around, well ... .

Drugs: Look up "Woodstock" in the dictionary, man!

Parents' advisory: The movie tends to idealize the drug scene at the concert, which should give any parent pause. Take the R rating seriously.

‘Adam’Rating: PG-13 for thematic material, sexual content and language.

What it’s about: A young woman takes an interest in the odd but magical young man downstairs in her apartment building, a young man living with Asperger’s syndrome.

The kid attractor factor: Young love struggles against long odds.

Good lessons/bad lessons: There are things love can overcome, and things it cannot.

Violence: A couple of ugly outbursts.

Language: One blast of profanity.

Sex: Suggested, nothing graphic though.

Drugs: None.

Parents’ advisory: The content isn’t rough enough to warrant keeping 14-and-ups away, but are your teenagers mature enough to get this?

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

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