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Parents guide to new movie releases

Associated Press • Sep 28, 2011 at 2:48 AM

COURAGEOUSRating: PG-13 for some violence and drug contentWhat it's about: Four Georgia cops face the consequences of both good and absentee fatherhood in this faith-based drama.The kid attractor factor: Teenage problems are addressed from an adult perspective.Good lessons/bad lessons: "If (your date) shows no respect for us, he won't respect you."Violence: A beating, rough arrestsLanguage: Disney cleanSex: NoneDrugs: Discussed, shownParents' advisory: This sermon from the folks who made "Fireproof" has an easy-to-embrace message about fathers in children's lives. Suitable for all ages.___50/50Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug useWhat it's about: A young man is diagnosed with cancer and his friends, family and medical professionals don't know quite how to talk about it with him.The kid attractor factor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick are the stars.Good lessons/bad lessons: Cancer is no reason to stop treating a friend like a friend.Violence: NoneLanguage: Profanity; Rogen would be speechless without it.Sex: Yes, not terribly explicitDrugs: Alcohol, potParents' advisory: The adult themes, sex and profanity make this best left to those 15 and older.___(c)2011 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)Visit The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.) at www.OrlandoSentinel.comDistributed by MCT Information Services

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