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Parents' Guide

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Rating -- G

What it's about -- A country rat finds a way to live his dream and become a chef in Paris, so long as the humans don't realize who's doing the cooking.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- Cute rats, a couple of good chases.

Good lessons/bad lessons -- You are more than the circumstances of your birth.

Violence -- Dead rats, here and there.

Language -- Very clean, occasionally French.

Sex -- A mild flirtation between cooks. This is Paris, after all.

Drugs -- Wine is served.

Parents' advisory -- Sweet and inoffensive, it's also the talkiest cartoon in many a moon, and it's a bit long for the 5-and-younger crowd.

Live Free or Die Hard

Rating -- PG-13

What it's about -- Web-terrorists crash America's computers and the only guy standing in their way is one hacker and the cop protecting him - John McLane.

The Kid Attractor Factor -- It's Die Hard! And that guy from the Apple commercials!

Good lessons/bad lessons -- Being a "hero" isn't all it's cracked up to be. But sometimes, "you've gotta be that guy."

Violence -- Practically non-stop.

Language -- Some profanity.

Sex -- A hot and heavy moment or two.

Drugs -- None.

Parents' advisory -- It's every bit as violent as the earlier, R-rated Die Hards, so leave the 12-and-younger kids at home with a sitter when you go to this one.

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