'The Secret World of Arrietty'
What it's about: A rebellious wee person -- "Borrower" -- endangers her family and their lives inside the walls of an old house when she is seen by a sickly human-size boy her own age.
The kid attractor factor: It's anime, based on a classic children's book, "The Borrowers," and is about kids.
Good lessons / bad lessons: "Sometimes it's best not to go looking for danger."
Violence: Animated attacks by birds, nosy grown-ups and a cat.
Language: Disney clean.
Sex: Not on your life.
Parents' advisory: Lovely to look at, this Studio Ghibli film is aimed strictly at the younger set -- best suited to 10 and under.
'This Means War'
Rating: PG-13 for sexual content including references, some violence and action, and for language
What it's about: Two best-friend spies court the same woman.
The kid attractor factor: Lots of spy vs. spy action, and lots of winks by "Star Trek's" new Captain Kirk (Chris Pine).
Good lessons / bad lessons: "Don't choose the better guy. Choose the guy who's going to make you the better girl."
Violence: Lots and lots. Shootouts, a jokey torture scene, etc.
Language: A decent dose of profanity.
Sex: Yes, but not that graphic.
Drugs: Alcohol, assorted knock-out drugs.
Parents' advisory: The adult content and the nature of the violence remind us this was edited from an R to a PG-13. Suitable for 13 and up. Barely.