Movie News & Reviews

Family reviews: 'Tangled,' '127 Hours'

A parents' guide to select new movies:


Rating: PG for brief mild violence.

What it's about: Rapunzel slips out of her tower to experience a little of the big, wide world, in the company of a charming rogue.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Disney animation, a Disney princess, songs and a very funny horse.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Good parents protect their kids from the worst of the world; bad parents don't let them experience the world at all.

Violence: A frying pan, a noggin: You do the math.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: Rogue meets princess, sparks fly. Eventually.

Drugs and alcohol: Flagons of ale are consumed.

Parents' advisory: This adheres to that Disney animation credo, "suitable for all ages."

'127 Hours'

Rating: R for language and some disturbing violent content and bloody images.

What it's about: A young hiker is trapped under a rock and has to decide whether he'll saw off an arm to escape or die.

The Kid Attractor Factor: James Franco, a big kid at heart, put in jeopardy as he makes a metaphysical journey.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Let somebody know where you're going when you go hiking.

Violence: A guy has to cut himself to free himself. There's blood.

Language: Not that rough.

Sex: Some flirting, a romance remembered.

Drugs and alcohol: A party where beer is consumed.

Parents' advisory: There's nothing here that the average horror fan will find rough, but it's not for the very squeamish or very young. Otherwise, OK for 12 and older.

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

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