'50/50'; 'Courageous'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Seth Rogen in a scene from "50/50"


Rating: R for language throughout, sexual content and drug use.

What it's about: A young man is diagnosed with cancer, and his friends, family and medical professionals don't know quite how to talk about it with him.

kid attractor factor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Cancer is no reason to stop treating a friend like a friend.

Violence: None.

Language: Profanity; Rogen would be speechless without it.

Sex: Yes, not terribly explicit.

Drugs: Alcohol, pot.

Parents' advisory: The adult themes, sex and profanity make this best left to those 15 and older.


Rating: PG-13 for some violence and drug content.

What it's about: Four Georgia cops face the consequences of both good and absentee fatherhood in this faith-based drama.

The kid attractor factor: Teenage problems are addressed from an adult perspective.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "If (your date) shows no respect for us, he won't respect you."

Violence: A beating, rough arrests.

Language: Disney clean.

Sex: None.

Drugs: Discussed, shown.

Parents' advisory: This sermon from the folks who made "Fireproof" has an easy-to-embrace message about fathers in children's lives. Suitable for all ages.