Family Film Guide: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' and 'Into the Storm'

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The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective: 

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

Rated: PG.

Suitable for: Mature tweens and older. 

What you should know: Helen Mirren stars in this adaptation of Richard C. Morais’ novel as the icy proprietress of a Michelin-starrred French restaurant who is none too happy to see an Indian restaurant open 100 feet away. Barriers buckle and lots of good food is prepared in this family-friendly movie. 

Language: Very clean, with just a single s-word.

Sexual situations and nudity: Limited to a few passionate kisses. 

Violence/scary situations: A mob with torches sets fire to a business, and a woman dies, although the scene is handled with discretion. Fire occurs again but without loss of life although someone suffers burns, from which he recovers. A car loses its brakes, and a bicyclist runs into a car.

Drug or alcohol use: Champagne and wine, usually with meals or in celebration. One person is shown drinking at a bar to cope with loneliness. 

’Into the Storm’

Rated: PG-13.

Suitable for: Tweens and up.

What you should know: This disaster movie is set in Oklahoma where storm chasers tracking tornadoes run into, among others, a single dad-school vice principal desperately trying to find his son before he dies. 

Language: A couple of uses of profanity and maybe a dozen and a half mild expletives. 

Sexual situations and nudity: None although a crude wisecrack about sex is made. 

Violence/scary situations: Almost from beginning to end, with storms killing, injuring or threatening people and tossing airplanes, tractor-trailers, cars and people around. A dopey daredevil tries to jump over a swimming pool with the surface set ablaze, teens are trapped in an abandoned, collapsed building, and tornadoes shred or nearly destroy everything in their paths. 

Drug or alcohol use: Some dim-bulb thrill seekers and amateur storm chasers drink beer. 


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