Parents' guide to movies

Published Aug 30, 2013 at 05:00AM


Rating: PG for mild language.

What it’s about: The lads of One Direction go on tour, bond and reminisce about how they were brought together to form a band.

The kid attractor factor: It’s 1D, on stage and backstage.

Good lessons / bad lessons: You’re never too young to learn not to take yourself seriously.

Violence: None.

Language: Mildly profane Brit-slang.

Sex: A lot of shirtless scenes, an onstage pantsing.

Drugs: None at all.

Parents’ advisory: Teen and tweenage girl friendly in the extreme, with nothing that would offend any grandmothers in the audience. Suitable for all ages.


Rating: PG-13 for intense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures, and language.

What it’s about: A disgraced race car driver is blackmailed into performing a series of stunts, chases and getaways by a manipulative criminal mastermind.

The kid attractor factor: Selena Gomez, riding along with Ethan Hawke in a Shelby Mustang Super Snake and complaining the whole time.

Good lessons / bad lessons: If your car is stolen, don’t try to get it back on your own.

Violence: Quite a bit, lots of car crashes and shooting, but not much blood.

Language: A little profanity here and there.

Sex: None.

Drugs: Martinis are downed, olives are devoured.

Parents’ advisory: You may have to take the car keys away from older teens after this one, but still suitable for 10 and older.

This guide, compiled by Orlando Sentinel film critic Roger Moore, is published here every Friday. It should be used with the MPAA rating system for selecting movies suitable for children. Films rated G, PG or PG-13 are included, along with R-rated films that may have entertainment or educational value for older children with parental guidance.