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Family viewing guide
By Steve Persall
Published June 21, 2007
Suitable for families
Evan Almighty B
(PG) - The sequel to Bruce Almighty stars Steve Carell as a politician recruited by God (Morgan Freeman) to build an ark. Nice morals, unless parents have conflicting faith issues. Brief crude humor.
Nancy Drew B+
(PG) - The teen sleuth gets updated to modern high school life in Hollywood, with restrained language and themes, plus mild violence.
Shrek the Third C
(PG) - The jolly green ogre returns with more mildly crude jokes, suggestive humor that parents will understand, and cartoon action.
Surf's Up A-
(PG) - Penguins are hot properties these days, making this smartly conceived fake documentary one of the summer's best surprises. A few crude gags shouldn't worry parents.
Suitable for families, with reservations
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer C
(PG) - Marvel Comics' superheroes return with action violence, mild sexual innuendo and briefly crude language. Still the tamest of all comic book screen adaptations.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End D
(PG-13) - Capt. Jack Sparrow completes his voyage through mean seas and ghostly foes, adding a few more nightmare inspirations for small children. Intense action sequences and fairly graphic violence add to the thrills.
Spider-Man 3 A-
(PG-13) - Intense action sequences shouldn't faze children reared on video games. A few scary images with Spidey's nemeses Venom and the Sandman could be nightmare material. Brief mature themes include a terminally ill child and conflicted morality.
(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.
DOA: Dead or Alive
(PG-13) - Based on a violent video game, this movie earned its MPAA rating for "pervasive martial arts and action violence, some sexuality and nudity." Not exactly kids' stuff.
Ocean's Thirteen C-
(PG-13) - George Clooney leads his neo-Rat Pack into another Las Vegas caper. A few profanities and brief sensuality aren't likely problems for parents; glamorizing amoral behavior may be.
(PG-13) - Strong mature themes include the reluctant pregnancy of a cheery waitress (Keri Russell), abuse from her husband, a steamy affair with her doctor, and sexual situations among her co-workers. Moderate profanity.