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FAMILY MOVIE GUIDE

Suitable for families

Evan Almighty B

(PG) - Steve Carell is a politician recruited by God (Morgan Freeman) to build an ark. Nice morals, unless parents have conflicting faith issues. Brief crude humor.

Suitable for families, with reservations

Hairspray B+

(PG) - The first movie cited for "momentary" teen smoking under the MPAA's new guidelines. This bouncy musical also includes brief profanity and suggestive content in song and dance.

Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixB

(PG-13) - The fifth film in the series includes more intense fantasy violence and scary supernatural images that won't faze fans of J.K. Rowling's novels.

No Reservations B-

(PG) - Bitterly competing chefs (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart) fall in love, leading to sensuality and mild profanity.

Ratatouille C+

(G) - Not the usual Disney/Pixar animated romp for kids. More talk and less humor, and a few disturbing scenes, including a store selling dead rats.

The Simpsons Movie

(PG-13) - After 18 years on television, parents should have a sense of the Simpsons' irreverent attitude toward families, religion, cultural diversity and authority. A few jokes that wouldn't sneak past TV watchdogs and Bart's brief nudity may offend.

Transformers B-

(PG-13) - The toys and 'toons from the '80s get a makeover from director Michael Bay (Armageddon). Action violence among warring robots is more intense than before. Sexual suggestiveness and some profanity.

Not suitable

1408 C+

(PG-13) - Stephen King's imagination is no place for impressionable children to play. This supernatural thriller contains disturbing violence and terror, scary images and profanity.

Crazy Love B

(PG-13) - Children won't enjoy this documentary about a jilted man's terrible revenge and the woman's incredible forgiveness. Profanity, including sexual references, disturbing images.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry C-

(PG-13) - Adam Sandler and Kevin James play firemen posing as gay partners for better work benefits. You can imagine the crude sexual content that ensues, plus profanity, drug abuse and comical nudity.

License to Wed

(PG-13) - Robin Williams as a minister preparing an engaged couple (Mandy Moore, John Krasinski) for marriage leads to sexual jokes, irreverent takes on religion and profanity.

Live Free or Die Hard B+

(PG-13) - Possibly the highest body count ever in a PG-13 action flick, though not too graphic. Strong profanity.

Rescue Dawn A-

(PG-13) - Werner Herzog's fact-based story of Vietnam War prisoners attempting to escape includes intense war violence and POW torture.

Who's Your Caddy

(PG-13) - This hip-hop ripoff of Caddyshack includes crude and sexual content, nudity, profanity and drug content.

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