Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance: Iron Man 3 and The Guilt Trip

We give you what you need to know about the family-friendliness of this week's new releases.

by | May 2, 2013 | Comments


This week in family filmgoing, we’ve got an action-packed superhero adventure (Iron Man 3) and a tale of mother-son bonding (The Guilt Trip). Read on to find out what’s appropriate for family viewing.

In Theaters This Week:

Iron Man 3


What’s it about? Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is still recovering from the events of The Avengers, while leaving the management of Stark International to Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Pepper is approached by an old colleague of Tony’s about a new organic technology, but will it be a blessing or a curse — and how will Iron Man respond to threats from a ruthless terrorist?

Who’s it for? It’s rated PG-13 “for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content.” Expect more raffish behavior from Tony and a bunch of loud explosions and perilous situations that are probably ok for middle schoolers but too intense for younger kids.

Is it any good? Critics say the Certified Fresh Iron Man 3 is a witty, entertaining adventure and a strong addition to the Marvel canon.

New On DVD:

The Guilt Trip


What’s it about? Seth Rogen stars as an inventor who plans to drive cross-country to pitch his newest product. He invites his overbearing mom (Barbra Streisand) along in an attempt to fix her up with an old boyfriend in San Francisco.

Who’s it for? It’s rated PG-13 for “language and some risqué material.” It’s probably safe for teens.

Is it any good? Critics say The Guilt Trip is undeniably sweet, and the leads are in fine form, but there are absolutely no surprises (and few laughs) to be found in the script.

Tag Cloud

Tarantino unscripted Sundance criterion New York Comic Con Funimation 45 Marathons Mary Tyler Moore Sony Pictures die hard witnail cults spy thriller new york Spectrum Originals heist movie streamig comic book movie dreamworks NBC Disney Plus Alien FOX Western Image Comics italian broadcast Biopics quibi 2018 versus worst 90s Best Picture comic books twilight Photos Mary Poppins Returns History USA Network Instagram Live children's TV cars rotten nature live action science fiction cartoon 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Syfy Sundance Now royal family Comic-Con@Home 2021 73rd Emmy Awards GoT Ghostbusters streaming movies Kids & Family TCA Awards President high school Opinion 2016 free movies Focus Features AMC Plus Star Wars television zero dark thirty singing competition Paramount Plus Showtime Valentine's Day Paramount Fantasy The Walking Dead Quiz harry potter Disney Universal Pictures mission: impossible war TCA Winter 2020 independent Ellie Kemper know your critic sitcom APB FXX Watching Series Television Academy HFPA YouTube Red Nickelodeon RT21 south america werewolf Marvel Studios IMDb TV game show theme song TIFF Legendary LGBT critic resources ID superhero renewed TV shows VH1 comics MGM 71st Emmy Awards live event spanish language Indigenous universal monsters cancelled TV series biopic black comedy Broadway tv talk 2019 Music TCA sports Turner DGA Sundance TV olympics strong female leads monster movies Lionsgate stand-up comedy movies Film Festival WGN Disney+ Disney Plus scene in color Cartoon Network elevated horror LGBTQ reviews politics Nominations Paramount Network Sony TV movies Red Carpet South by Southwest Film Festival dark mcc asian-american Infographic toy story godzilla Apple TV+ Bravo Writers Guild of America serial killer Set visit Black Mirror anthology christmas movies Reality trailers Lifetime Christmas movies TV renewals Superheroes japan Spring TV San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Video hollywood indie Mindy Kaling mob Drama justice league blockbuster chucky Freeform art house ViacomCBS robots 72 Emmy Awards Cosplay Stephen King romance 1990s rt labs aliens BET dogs 93rd Oscars book obituary dceu Trophy Talk DC Universe 79th Golden Globes Awards slasher ABC Family Disney streaming service CNN TV Land Countdown SXSW 2022 social media crime thriller batman anime PBS Marvel Television wonder woman golden globe awards finale DirecTV Teen CBS All Access canceled BET Awards 94th Oscars rotten movies we love venice all-time posters french Tumblr 21st Century Fox latino Pixar Britbox Adult Swim Epix Neflix concert El Rey disaster CMT films scary worst movies Holiday emmy awards dragons Fargo spider-verse Rocketman Rocky Dark Horse Comics YA Turner Classic Movies Universal critics hispanic heritage month Polls and Games spanish Super Bowl Endgame PlayStation Musical The CW Sci-Fi Nat Geo stoner FX Star Trek prank Emmy Nominations romantic comedy Awards discovery award winner cooking GLAAD YouTube Premium Hollywood Foreign Press Association political drama Baby Yoda rt labs critics edition Extras festivals Summer NYCC Animation AMC Classic Film feel good Amazon Prime First Reviews remakes Hear Us Out Vudu golden globes laika vs. 2015 aapi debate ABC Signature Pirates transformers 007 slashers ABC TLC cats doctor who psycho nfl A24 documentary Best and Worst binge pirates of the caribbean boxing Hallmark Premiere Dates 24 frames target scene in color Winners what to watch kong screen actors guild Avengers crime scene in color series MCU child's play TBS japanese 20th Century Fox Captain marvel Comics on TV comedies superman international toronto Star Wars Celebration summer TV preview Prime Video CBS Creative Arts Emmys 2017 psychological thriller summer TV Film Oscars TCA 2017 sequels crime drama Academy Awards women BAFTA saw halloween action-comedy Amazon Prime Video First Look basketball Action A&E Acorn TV supernatural Rom-Com Election ESPN teaser legend Family HBO Max Tomatazos book adaptation miniseries 2020 adenture marvel comics cancelled TV shows parents Comedy SDCC Holidays Discovery Channel Warner Bros. BBC 99% TV TNT See It Skip It Interview dramedy The Arrangement archives Grammys james bond HBO Hallmark Christmas movies mutant Pop DC Comics RT History razzies Paramount Pictures boxoffice sopranos Oscar Tokyo Olympics Martial Arts Best Actress festival Winter TV Shudder BBC America cancelled The Walt Disney Company Columbia Pictures dc new zealand National Geographic Video Games vampires Lifetime docuseries revenge rom-coms Emmys medical drama streaming Rock Certified Fresh hidden camera Comedy Central space natural history blockbusters Starz E3 ratings black popular stop motion casting suspense The Purge mockumentary interviews Anna Paquin SundanceTV movie Ovation documentaries police drama hispanic richard e. Grant Chernobyl composers screenings sag awards Fall TV spinoff ITV name the review rt archives spain technology Black History Month nbcuniversal facebook Logo Best Actor Cannes kaiju docudrama MTV VICE target diversity SXSW Lucasfilm The Academy OneApp CW Seed australia Heroines green book Reality Competition spider-man Brie Larson true crime Musicals leaderboard Character Guide summer preview comic video series Amazon Studios Sneak Peek historical drama sequel young adult USA telelvision NBA scary movies Peacock Esquire directors halloween tv talk show TV One Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Superheroe thriller Crackle Crunchyroll zombie travel Amazon 2021 franchise Trailer animated comic book movies Horror Elton John TruTV canceled TV shows Native fast and furious football comiccon Fox News period drama MSNBC trophy American Society of Cinematographers joker king arthur Box Office X-Men Pet Sematary jurassic park Podcast Schedule BBC One Wes Anderson best Tags: Comedy new star wars movies Best Director deadpool Food Network a nightmare on elm street The Witch zombies adaptation jamie lee curtis DC streaming service gangster game of thrones adventure YouTube Pacific Islander Marvel Fox Searchlight Tubi IFC OWN Spike Mary poppins fresh Comic Book scene in color film series Song of Ice and Fire Apple TV Plus kids HBO Go Year in Review marvel cinematic universe Geeked Week cops king kong Disney Channel scorecard obi wan IFC Films GIFs Thanksgiving Masterpiece WarnerMedia hist Apple crossover ghosts reboot Pop TV cinemax Calendar news TCM E! Netflix Netflix Christmas movies blaxploitation Binge Guide indiana jones biography satire video on demand Mudbound foreign Walt Disney Pictures Mystery Travel Channel cancelled television Women's History Month Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt VOD breaking bad Awards Tour lord of the rings genre Shondaland Toys Pride Month classics Trivia Arrowverse 4/20 Television Critics Association Christmas dexter based on movie Country Hulu FX on Hulu PaleyFest