Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance: Noah and on DVD Delivery Man

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

by | March 28, 2014 | Comments

In Theaters This Week:

 



Noah

76%

Rating: PG-13, for violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content.

Darren Aronofsky’s take on the tale of Noah’s Ark is as visually striking and thematically wacky as you’d expect from the maker of Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. This is not exactly a Sunday school lesson, but it’s also more faith-affirming than you might expect from a big-budget, studio picture. Russell Crowe stars as the title character, who receives a message from God that a massive, purging flood is coming, so he better build an ark and load the animals in, two-by-two, blah blah blah. Along the way he also must fight a descendant of Cain (Ray Winstone) and his fellow marauders. But he gets some help from a group of enormous rock monsters, which initially seem scary but turn out to be misunderstood, fallen angels. The flood itself – and the way it strands the terrified masses – is a disturbing thing to see and hear. Aronofsky also presents the possibility of infanticide as well as the vague suggestion of potential incest. All of these factors – plus the nearly 2 ½-hour running time – make this best for teens and older.

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Delivery Man

39%

Rating: PG-13, for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence, and language.

Masturbation jokes abound in this otherwise mawkish comedy-drama about an underachiever (Vince Vaughn) who discovers he’s the father of hundreds of children through the anonymous sperm donations he made two decades ago. In hopes of connecting with them – and proving he can be a suitable dad to his pregnant girlfriend (Cobie Smulders) – Vaughn’s character secretly inserts himself into their lives and performs good deeds for them. Often these lead to laughs, but sometimes the situations get serious, as is the case with a young woman who nearly dies of a heroin overdose. Lots of mature themes and discussions here, making this movie appropriate for tweens and older.

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