'The Other Guys'
Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material
What it's about: Mismatched cops try to bust a Wall Street evil-doer and win the respect of their fellow cops.
The kid attractor factor: It stars the ever-juvenile Will Ferrell, has lots of action and occasional naughty language.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Do not judge a cop by his desk, job title or car.
Violence: Gunplay, car chases, slapstick.
Language: The odd comic blast of profanity.
Sex: Talked about in the crudest, PG-13 manner.
Drugs: Alcohol is consumed, a coke bust goes wrong.
Parents' advisory: Ferrell makes comedies for the inner-teenage boy in us all; suitable for 13 and up.
'Dinner for Schmucks'
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language.
What it's about: An ambitious guy must lure an unsuspecting dope to dinner, where rich Wall Street-types can mock him.
The kid attractor factor: The comedy is broad and daft with exceptionally goofy characters fleshing out most scenes.
Good lessons/bad lessons: The real "schmucks" are those who think mocking others is funny.
Violence: Not really.
Language: A little profanity, here and there.
Sex: Talked about and pursued, comically.
Drugs: Wine, liquor.
Parents' advisory: The message in-between the laughs -- that even those we mock have a story, and that those who mock can be clueless themselves -- may resonate with teens; OK for 13 and up.