A parents' guide to select new movies:
Rating: PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference.
What it's about: A couple gets into all sorts of trouble just by trying to have a nice night out on the town.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Steve Carell and Tina Fey, as parents behaving badly.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Even the smallest lies can have major consequences.
Violence: Quite a bit of shooting — to no effect.
Language: Scattered bits of profanity, an F-bomb or two.
Sex: Discussed, simulated in a strip brothel.
Drugs and alcohol: Booze, cigarettes.
Parents' advisory: More a parents' date comedy than a family one, suitable for 15 and older.
'Letters to God'
Rating: PG for thematic material.
What it's about: A sickly little boy changes lives around him when he starts writing letters to God.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Children.
Good lessons/bad lessons: A child's faith can inspire adults.
Violence: None, although the boy shows the scars of brain surgery.
Language: Squeaky clean.
Drugs and alcohol: Alcohol.
Parents' advisory: Family friendly, but as Christian-themed films go, this one's more of a sermon than a movie.