Information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18:
Why it’s rated R: Very strong language including crude sexual references, non-explicit sexual situation, smoking, drinking, off-screen drug abuse, references to mob activity.
Minimum age: High school.
Family discussion: Why does Frankie take responsibility for what Tony did? Why did he leave his daughter with her mother? What do you think was their high point and why did Frankie pick the one he did?
If you like this, try: Other musician biopics like “Ray” and “Walk the Line,” and the music of the Four Seasons.
‘Think Like a Man Too’
Why it’s rated PG-13: Some strong language including crude sexual references and humor, sexual situations, strippers, drinking and drunkenness, drug use.
Minimum age: 16.
Family discussion: What were the groups trying to accomplish in their prenuptial parties? Which couple has the strongest relationship?
If you like this, try: The first film and “About Last Night” (rated R).
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