Information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18:
“Penguins of Madagascar”
Why it’s rated PG: Brief potty humor, some comic peril and action — no one hurt.
Minimum age: 6.
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Family discussion: Why was Dave so jealous of the penguins? Why didn’t Classified want the penguins to help him?
If you like this, try: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and the television series “The Penguins of Madagascar.”
“Horrible Bosses 2”
Why it’s rated R: Extremely crude, offensive and graphic sexual references and situations, nudity, constant very strong language, violence including gun.
Minimum age: Adults.
Family discussion: Who was the worst boss you ever had? Who was the best?
If you like this, try: The first “Horrible Bosses” movie and “Ruthless People.”
“The Theory of Everything”
Why it’s rated PG-13: This is a sad movie about a family dealing with a very serious disease. There are some sexual references, and characters drink and smoke.
Minimum age: High school.
Family discussion: Why did Stephen choose that moment to talk about God to Jane? Why was it important to her?
If you like this, try: “A Beautiful Mind.”
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