Movie News & Reviews

Family reviews: 'The Princess and the Frog,' 'Invictus'

A parents' guide to select new movies:

'The Princess and the Frog'

Rating: G.

What it's about: A hard-working waitress meets a ne'er-do-well prince who's been turned into a frog in 1920s New Orleans.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Disney animation, Disney characters and Disney cartoon comedy rendered in the classic Disney style.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "The only way to get what you want in this world is hard work."

Violence: A Disney death.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: A few frogs are kissed.

Drugs and alcohol: Wine is consumed.

Parents' advisory: An animated film in the Disney style that you and your parents remember. Suitable for all ages.


Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.

What it's about: White South African rugby players learn what it's like to play for their whole country when Nelson Mandela becomes their No. 1 fan.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Rugby, "a hooligan's game, played by gentlemen," including Matt Damon.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Tolerance cuts both ways.

Violence: It's rugby. So, yes.

Language: A few f-bombs, which, considering it's a sports drama, is to be expected.

Sex: None.

Drugs and alcohol: Beer, and plenty of it.

Parents' advisory: An inspirational sports drama, with social justice and history lessons, this is appropriate for all ages.

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