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Family reviews: 'Dolphin Tale, 'Abduction'

'Abduction'

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying

What it's about: A teenager learns that his parents aren't who they say they are and is hurled into a cross-country escape from assassins as he looks for the truth.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Team Jacob's idol, Taylor Lautner, and hot starlet of the moment Lily Collins

Good lessons/bad lessons: A teen "surfs" on the hood of a speeding truck, for kicks. And gets plastered at a beer bust.

Violence: Quite a bit, with a pretty high body count

Language: Some profanity

Sex: Flirted with

Drugs and alcohol: Beer at the beer bust.

Parents' advisory: A thriller aimed at older teenagers. You might want to have a lecture about "not trying this at home" as far as the "surfing" goes. Suitable for 15 and older.'Dolphin Tale'

Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements

What it's about: Kids help take care of an injured dolphin at a marine hospital and watch as it inspires everyone it meets.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Cute kids and a very cute dolphin, which happens to need a prosthetic tale

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Just because you're hurt doesn't mean you're broken."

Violence: Soldiers injured in war meet an injured dolphin.

Language: Disney clean

Sex: Not a hint

Drugs and alcohol: None

Parents' advisory: Uplifting, maybe a little too precious for anybody older than 15, but perfectly OK for all ages.

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

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