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When Movies Don't Match the Ratings

Despite the rating, you never know what you're going to get. Credit: Getty Images When my friends complain about hearing a baby cry during an R-rated movie ("What were those parents thinking?!"), I waste no time chiming in. But I have ...If you're trying to make a decision about whether to see a movie with your child, you can't rely solely on MPAA ratings.

Opinion: Hollywood Needs to Clean Up Its Language

The movie may be rated R, but what's the title rated? Illustration: Christopher Healy
I remember a time, not so long ago, when a parent could take a child to the movies and only have to worry about any profanity or objectionable material in th...

Old Enough For Star Wars?

My husband and I both feel there are a lot of shows aimed at our 8-year-old that are not necessarily appropriate. The boyfriend/girlfriend story lines on the popular tween shows make us cringe and we both dislike the bad behavior many of the charact...

Little House on the Prairie for adults only?

Twenty-five years after it went off the air, the beloved television series Little House on the Prairie has finally been released on DVD in Finland. Too bad Finnish kids aren't going to be allowed to buy it. I don't think anyone will stop them from...

What does a G rating really mean?

Reader Stephanie wrote to ask about movie ratings, specifically the G rating given to Ratatouille, the latest animated film from Pixar. She writes: We took our young son to see Ratatouille this weekend. Most of the content was ok, except a scene in t...


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