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Family review: 'Extraordinary Measures'

A parents' guide to select new movies:

'Extraordinary Measures'

Rating: PG for thematic material, language and a mild suggestive moment.

What it's about: A father quits his job and devotes his work life to financing a company that will produce drugs to save his dying children.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Plucky kids hanging on while dad makes the deals that might save them.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Giving up and accepting conventional wisdom won't produce miracles.

Violence: None.

Language: Some profanity.

Sex: Not really, although there is that "mild suggestive moment."

Drugs and alcohol: One scene takes place in a bar.

Parents' advisory: Family friendly, although getting kids to sit through a disease weeper will be tough.

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