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Movie Mom: ‘Zoolander 2,’ ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Single,’ ‘Saul’

Information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18:

“Zoolander 2”

Why it’s rated PG-13: Very strong content for a PG-13, including crude sexual references and brief graphic sexual humor, mostly comic violence with characters injured and killed and some disturbing images, brief strong language.

Minimum age: Mature teens.

Family discussion: What are the most important messages we receive from the fashion industry? If they make a “Zoolander 3,” what celebrities would you like to see included?

If you like this, try: The first “Zoolander.”

“Deadpool”

Why it’s rated R: Intense and graphic superhero violence with many characters injured and killed, disturbing images, explosions, guns, swords, torture, explicit and crude sexual references and situations, very strong and vulgar language.

Minimum age: Mature teens.

Family discussion: What makes Deadpool different from other superheroes? Do you agree with his decision not to let Vanessa know what happened?

If you like this, try: The “Avengers” and “X-Men” movies and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

“How to be Single”

Why it’s rated R: Very strong sexual content with many casual encounters, explicit sexual humor and sexual situations, brief nudity, very strong and crude language, drinking and drugs.

Minimum age: Mature teens.

Family discussion: What was the most important lesson Alice learned from each of the men she dated? Why did she listen to Robin?

If you like this, try: “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Think Like a Man.”

“Son of Saul”

Why it’s rated R: Holocaust movie with scenes of Nazi brutality and disturbing themes and images including gas chambers, shooting, suffocation, dead bodies (some of them nude).

Minimum age: Mature teens.

Family discussion: How does the style of this film help to convey the experience of the concentration camp? Why was this boy so important to Saul? What were the special issues faced by the Sonderkommandos and the doctor?

If you like this, try: “Conspiracy,” “Schindler’s List” and “Labyrinth of Lies.”

Find Nell Minow’s reviews at Beliefnet on moviemom.com. Email: moviemom@moviemom.com.

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