Family Film Guide: 'Muppets Most Wants' and 'Divergent'

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'Muppets Most Wanted'

Rated: PG.

Suitable for: Kindergartners and older.

What you should know: This is a sequel to the 2011 reboot of the Muppets. A character literally named Badguy, played by Ricky Gervais, books the Muppets on a European tour so he can use their stops to work his way up to a grand robbery. He's in cahoots with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who looks just like Kermit. The movie is about 110 minutes and is preceded by a short and seems, at times, designed more for adults than children. Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and lots of other adults in cameo turn up.

Language: Nothing notable.

Sexual situations and nudity: None.

Violence/scary situations: Kermit is wrongly imprisoned and there are explosions and punches and someone is Tasered. But it's generally mild and in the service of comedy.

Drug or alcohol use: Adults are shown with wine and champagne.


Rated: PG-13.

Suitable for: Mature tweens and older.

What you should know: Shailene Woodley and Theo James star in a movie version of the best-selling Veronica Roth novel. This is expected to be the first of three movies based on the books set in a dystopian future.

Language: Some mild profanities.

Sexual situations and nudity: Embracing and kissing, with men sometimes shirtless.

Violence/scary situations: The movie is set in the Chicago of the future where people who don't fit into one of five factions end up homeless. Fights leave teenagers bloodied, bruised or even knocked out. There are snarling dogs, attacking birds, near drownings, knives being hurled at a stationary target and deadly gunfire. Some of these are induced by drug-fueled hallucinations and some are real. Characters face danger, engage in combat and some, including beloved parents and teens, die.

Drug or alcohol use: Nothing notable.

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