Parents guide to new movie releases
Aug 10, 2011 at 1:08 AM
GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIERating: PG for thematic elements, brief language and some sensualityWhat it's about: The kids from the hit TV show appear, in character, in a concert of their greatest hits.The kid attractor factor: It's your favorite actors playing high school underdogs, singing their little hearts out.Good lessons/bad lessons: "Don't stop. Believing. Hold on to that feeling."Violence: NopeLanguage: Pretty cleanSex: One fleshy bump-and-grind number, lots of talk about sexualityDrugs: Not in this high school — or this concertParents' advisory: If they're watching the show, they have already seen more sensuality and sexuality than this. Suitable for 8 and older.___THE HELPRating: PG-13 for thematic materialWhat it's about: The civil rights era as seen by black maids working for rich white people in 1960s Jackson, Miss.The kid attractor factor: This subject is coming up in school this year, might as well see the movie before reading the book.Good lessons/bad lessons: Ignorance and intolerance can be passed down, generation to generation.Violence: Off-camera spousal abuse, old TV news coverageLanguage: A smattering of Old South profanity, racial epithetsSex: NoneDrugs: A drunk scene, cigarettesParents' advisory: Profanity and adult themes aside, this is a must-see for school-age children in need of a history lesson. OK for 12 and older.___(c) 2011, The Orlando Sentinel (Fla.).Visit the Sentinel on the World Wide Web at http://www.orlandosentinel.com/.Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.