The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective:
Suitable for: Teens and older.
What you should know: This is a remake of a French Canadian movie about a man who learns that his regular sperm donations in the early 1990s produced 533 children and 142 of them are suing to learn his real name. Vince Vaughn stars.
Language: One f-word, one use of profanity and a few milder four-letter words.
Sexual situations and nudity: There are jokey references to the masturbation necessary for sperm donations, and someone talks about an erection problem.
Violence/scary situations: In addition to the emotional turmoil caused by the news about the fertility clinic mix-up and resulting lawsuit, Mr. Vaughn's character owes $80,000 to men who threaten to drown him and to harm his family. He slips off a swimming pool diving board.
Drug or alcohol use: Adults drink beer or wine, a man grows pot in his apartment but tosses it out, and a despondent young woman suffers an overdose and argues against going into a rehab program.
'The Christmas Candle'
Suitable for: 8- or 9-year-olds and up, although there's nothing in the movie that couldn't appear on television.
What you should know: This is a faith-based family movie from EchoLight Studios, headed by former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. It's set in 1890 England and features singer Susan Boyle making her big-screen acting debut.
Sexual situations and nudity: A kiss or two. Also, an unmarried woman is pregnant and evicted from her apartment and abandoned by the father of her child.
Violence/scary situations: A couple of supporting characters die. A man is gravely ill with consumption (what we would call tuberculosis), and a reference is made to others who succumbed to the illness. A boy has been unable to speak since the deaths of his parents. A fire causes panic. An expectant mother temporarily is stranded in a snowstorm.
Drug or alcohol use: A man says he had a problem with drinking, but no longer.