Parents Guide

To assist parents and children in choosing age-appropriate movies, The Salt Lake Tribune presents this parent's movie guide of the sexual content, violence and profane language in current movies. Each category is rated on a scale from 1-to-5, with 1 being the mildest and 5 the most adult-oriented.
S = Sexual content
(including nudity)
V = Violence
(including Chuck Norris's fists)
L = Language
(including crude dialog and drug reference)
Rating = Motion Picture Association of America rating
1.
Release Date: July 13th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:50
Women plot to keep the peace when religious tension grips their remote Lebanese village, in this uneven musical comedy-drama. Subtitled; 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
2.
Release Date: July 13th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:34
Our prehistoric pals meet pirates in this fourth installment of the animated franchise, which recycles relationships and even some gags. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
3.
Release Date: July 13th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:29
Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza co-directed and stars in this "documentary," expanding on his theory that President Barack Obama is "anti-colonialist." 87 minutes.
Tribune Rating
no rating
Avg User Rating
3 stars
S
V
L
4.
Release Date: July 5th, 2012
Running Time: 1:16
A small-town teen (Helena Bergsholm) navigates the perils of her raging hormones in this witty and honest comedy from Norway. Subtitled; 76 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
5.
Release Date: July 5th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:35
Woody Allen grafts four disconnected romantic stories into a bumpy travelogue. Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni and Penelope Cruz star. Partly subtitled; 102 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
6.
Release Date: July 5th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:35
The pop star gives her all in this concert documentary, filled with energetic stage performances and surprisingly honest backstage scenes. 97 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
3.5 stars
S
V
L
7.
Release Date: June 29th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:50
Steven Soderbergh's stylish direction and Channing Tatum's muscular charisma propel this risque melodrama about a male stripper. 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
8.
Release Date: June 29th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:30
In Lynn Shelton's thoughtful drama, Mark Duplass plays a grieving man who comes between his best friend (Emily Blunt) and her sister (Rosemarie DeWitt). 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3.5 stars
Avg User Rating
4 stars
S
V
L
9.
Release Date: June 29th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:29
A New York woman (Greta Gerwig) finds her footing after her fiance (Joel Kinnaman) dumps her, in this catty and sometimes funny comedy-drama. 87 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
10.
Release Date: June 29th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:55
A salesman (Chris Pine) learns about the half-sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew he had, in director Alex Kurtzman's well-acted melodrama. 115 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
11.
Release Date: June 22nd, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:40
Pixar's latest is a rousing adventure involving a teen Scottish princess (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) that only shrinks in comparison to Pixar's best. 100 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
12.
Release Date: June 22nd, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:25
A time-travel classified ad draws a magazine intern (Aubrey Plaza) in the orbit of a loner (Mark Duplass), in this whimsical and charming comedy. 85 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
4 stars
S
V
L
13.
Release Date: June 22nd, 2012
Running Time: 2:07
The work and private lives of cops on Paris' Child Protection Unit are explored in this gritty and sometimes convoluted procedural drama. Subtitled; 127 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
14.
Release Date: June 15th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:33
Wes Anderson's wonderfully winsome comedy, a nostalgia piece about 12-year-olds (Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman) on the run from adults. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
4 stars
Avg User Rating
5 stars
S
V
L
15.
Release Date: June 15th, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:35
In this charming comedy, a Victorian doctor (Hugh Dancy) encounters a headstrong activist (Maggie Gyllenhaal) on the way to inventing the vibrator. 94 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
16.
Release Date: June 8th, 2012
Rated PG • Running Time: 1:33
Alex the lion (Ben Stiller) and the other zoo animals return, this time on a chaotic and intermittently funny chase through Europe with a circus. 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2.5 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
17.
Release Date: June 1st, 2012
Running Time: 1:30
A retiree (Gianni di Gregorio, who wrote and directed) is ignored by the women in his life in this slow-moving Italian comedy. Subtitled; 90 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
18.
Release Date: June 1st, 2012
Rated R • Running Time: 1:56
Dustin Lance Black directs this weird Southern melodrama about a disturbed woman (Jennifer Connelly) having an affair with a Mormon sheriff (Ed Harris). 110 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
2 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
19.
Release Date: May 25th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:43
Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline spark in Lawrence Kasdan's gentle comedy, about a drifting couple divided and reunited by a stray dog. Filmed in Utah.
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
no rating
S
V
L
20.
Release Date: May 25th, 2012
Rated PG-13 • Running Time: 1:35
Jack Black is nicely constrained in this wry comedy, a true story of a mortician's relationship with a Texas widow (Shirley MacLaine) that ends in murder. 104 minutes. (SPM)
Tribune Rating
3 stars
Avg User Rating
3.5 stars
S
V
L
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