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

Universal Country BBC America Watching Series CBS All Access Best and Worst Sneak Peek war crime thriller Sci-Fi Tumblr TCA singing competition boxoffice Mystery Tomatazos Valentine's Day CBS Oscars DirecTV GoT cinemax PaleyFest diversity Rock Teen Logo travel Summer ABC TCM Starz Food Network The Arrangement Comedy Central Netflix APB WGN Character Guide IFC Disney Channel Winners Biopics adventure MSNBC sitcom Trailer police drama cops Bravo Polls and Games biography sports supernatural A&E Video Games MTV Masterpiece Red Carpet Super Bowl Nominations Pirates FX Superheroes Fox News USA technology Drama Esquire Hulu Exclusive Video Calendar TLC Dark Horse Comics 007 BBC PBS 2015 harry potter El Rey psycho discovery Nat Geo based on movie Podcast Spring TV comiccon Horror dramedy BET Musicals TV VH1 Comic Book Reality Competition Marathons Freeform E! Animation SundanceTV Year in Review American Society of Cinematographers Grammys social media Star Wars VICE Toys First Look 24 frames period drama Martial Arts science fiction Trivia aliens Sundance zombie FOX NBC DC Comics Fantasy Writers Guild of America FXX Cartoon Network Winter TV TNT crime drama Syfy 2017 TIFF Emmys ESPN ABC Family TV Land 2016 History Comedy serial killer AMC Premiere Dates Music Showtime Pop Star Trek Infographic Reality CNN Schedule docudrama Awards Rom-Com SDCC TCA 2017 NYCC GLAAD Kids & Family Nickelodeon Certified Fresh Thanksgiving HBO The CW TBS Action Countdown Cosplay Disney Holidays RT History Extras Lionsgate GIFs thriller Lifetime Amazon cooking Adult Swim X-Men Election vampires Box Office Set visit OWN crime Mary Tyler Moore Fall TV Ghostbusters ITV LGBTQ Rocky politics Opinion Photos TruTV Interview Marvel President CMT Crackle