“THIS IS 40"
Rating: R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material
What it’s about: A wealthy Los Angeles couple don’t take kindly to hitting that milestone 40th birthday.
The kid attractor factor: Kids behave badly in the presence of immature adults. Also behaving badly.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Even adults will lie to get out of trouble with the school principal.
Violence: Bullying, comical threats.
Language: Just filthy.
Sex: Most certainly.
Drugs: Why, yes. Pot.
Parents’ advisory: Well, at least there’s no violence. Still too adult for anybody under 13.
Rating: PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material
What it’s about: An ex-military policeman is the only hope a lawyer has of finding out if her client is the murderous sniper prosecutors say he is.
The kid attractor factor: Tom Cruise, kicking butt, cracking wise.
Good lessons/bad lessons: The truth is not always obvious.
Violence: Shootings, and their emotional consequences; a righteous beating or two.
Language: Not that rough.
Sex: Flirted with.
Drugs: Alcohol, meth addicts.
Parents’ advisory: Pretty much what you’d hope for in a PG-13 action picture — not much profanity, violence has ugly consequences. OK for 13-and-up.