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Parents guide to new movie releases

September 28th, 2011 2:48 pm by Associated Press

COURAGEOUS

Rating: PG-13 for some violence and drug content

What 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 arrests

Language: Disney clean

Sex: None

Drugs: Discussed, shown

Parents' 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.

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50/50

Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use

What 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: None

Language: Profanity; Rogen would be speechless without it.

Sex: Yes, not terribly explicit

Drugs: Alcohol, pot

Parents' advisory: The adult themes, sex and profanity make this best left to those 15 and older.

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