Rating -- PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference.
What it's about -- A guy's mom is about to marry the gym teacher who tormented him all through middle school.
The Kid Attractor Factor -- Seann William Scott and Billy Bob Thornton and lots of you-never-outgrow-middle-school slapstick.
Good lessons/bad lessons -- More than a few good ones, the biggest being "Let go of your past" and don't judge your toughest teachers by how they made you feel at the time.
Violence -- Wrestling, threats.
Language -- Lots of profanity.
Sex -- Yes, the icky mom-and-her-new-beau kind.
Drugs -- Beer.
Parents' advisory -- The crudeness of a PG-13 with a shockingly sentimental streak about school, who we were and what we became and the teachers who made us what we are today.
The Brave One
Rating -- R for strong violence, language and some sexuality.
What it's about -- A mugging that killed her fiance and grievously wounded a woman has her buying a gun and thinking "revenge."
The Kid Attractor Factor -- Simplistic violence with the veneer of righteousness, and Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard.
Good lessons/bad lessons -- Taking that first life is awful. After that, it's easy.
Violence -- A savage beating, brutal shootings.
Language -- A bit of the coarsest profanity imaginable.
Sex -- Prostitution.
Drugs -- Alcohol and drug abuse.
Parents' advisory -- Pretty heavy for younger kids, and you really have to question the vigilante message imparted here.