Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance: The Internship, Warm Bodies, and Escape from Planet Earth

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

by | June 6, 2013 | Comments


There’s something new for everyone in the fam in theaters and on DVD this week, from a goofy workplace comedy (The Internship) to a zombie-tastic love affair (Warm Bodies) to an animated alien extravaganza (Escape from Planet Earth). Read on to find out what’s appropriate for the whole family.

In Theaters This Week:

The Internship


What’s it about? In the midst of the Cold War, a bunch of Navy pilots with names like Maverick and Iceman talk trash and play volleyball.

Who’s it for? It’s rated PG for “sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language.” In other words, expect a much milder brand of comedy from the Wedding Crashers stars, one that should be safe for high schoolers.

Is it any good? Critics say The Internship gets plenty of mileage out of its amiable leads, but it’s pretty predictable and slackly paced.

New On DVD:

Warm Bodies


What’s it about? Warm Bodies is the tale of a star-crossed love affair between a zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) and Julie (Teresa Palmer), a human, who meet in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. It’s kinda like a certain Shakespeare play, only with more brain-eating.

Who’s it for? It’s rated PG-13 “for zombie violence and some language.” It’s based on a popular YA novel, and while it might be a little too intense for younger kids, it’s safe for teens.

Is it any good? Critics say the Certified Fresh Warm Bodies puts a funny and charming twist on both the zombie and forbidden teen romance subgenres.

Escape from Planet Earth


What’s it about? Alien astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is tricked into landing on earth and subsequently held captive at Area 51, so it’s up to his nerdy brother Gary (Rob Corddry) to rescue him — and their home planet.

Who’s it for? It’s rated PG for “action and some mild rude humor.” Some of the action scenes may be too intense for sensitive children, but it’s mostly safe for most in the elementary school set.

Is it any good? Critics say Escape From Planet Earth is passable family entertainment that should satisfy young kids, but their parents are likely to find it pretty bland.

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