GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE
Rating: PG for thematic elements, brief language and some sensuality
What 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."
Language: Pretty clean
Sex: One fleshy bump-and-grind number, lots of talk about sexuality
Drugs: Not in this high school — or this concert
Parents' advisory: If they're watching the show, they have already seen more sensuality and sexuality than this. Suitable for 8 and older.
Rating: PG-13 for thematic material
What 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 coverage
Language: A smattering of Old South profanity, racial epithets
Drugs: A drunk scene, cigarettes
Parents' 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.
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