'Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer'
Rating: PG for some mild rude humor and language
What it's about: The ever-moody Judy Moody plots to make this the best summer ever, only to see her plans fall apart.
The Kid Attractor Factor: It's based on the popular series of Judy Moody novels by Megan McDonald.
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Good lessons/bad lessons: "When all else fails, dance."
Language: "Potty" language in its various verbal incarnations is discussed.
Sex: Heather Graham in a bustier. That's about it.
Drugs and alcohol: None
Parents' advisory: This sight gag-strewn kids' comedy skews younger, OK for 6 and older.
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use
What it's about: Small-town middle-school movie buffs try to shoot a zombie movie with a Super 8 camera, only to have real horror show up on their doorstep.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Smart and smart-mouthed kids make a bad movie and face off with monsters.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Sometimes, kids catch on a lot earlier than adults.
Violence: Quite a bit, graphic, without much blood
Language: Kids of the '70s got into mild profanity in their tweens.
Sex: Young, chaste romance
Drugs and alcohol: Adult alcoholism is discussed.
Parents' advisory: A bit too scary-violent, adult and profane for the very young, but certainly OK for 10 and older.
Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel