Family Film Guide: 'John Tucker Must Die,' 'Scoop,' 'The Ant Bully'

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The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective:

'John Tucker Must Die'

Rated: PG-13.

Suitable for: Teens and up.

What you should know: Girls plot revenge after discovering they're dating the same guy. Cast includes Jesse Metcalfe from "Desperate Housewives" along with Ashanti, Sophia Bush and Brittany Snow.

Language: A couple of four-letter words and mild sexual humor.

Sexual situations and nudity: No nudity, but sex is the main topic of discussion. The title character appears in a woman's thong.

Violence/scary situations: The girls' revenge is more about pranks and ruining John Tucker's reputation than hurting him.

Drug and alcohol use: None.


Rated: PG-13.

Suitable for: Tweens and older.

What you should know: Woody Allen wrote, directed and co-stars in this comedy, also starring Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman and Ian McShane, about amateur sleuths on the trail of the Tarot Card Killer in England.

Language: Exasperation is expressed with "Jesus" or "Christ" a couple of times.

Sexual situations and nudity: A couple is pictured in bed, and there is talk about sleeping with a virtual stranger, while drunk, and prostitutes.

Violence/scary situations: A Grim Reaper figure leads a boat of the recently departed, who discuss their manner of death, and a killer is on the loose. A couple of lives are in jeopardy.

Drug and alcohol use: Adults commiserate or celebrate with alcohol, and one person drinks to excess and does something foolish.

'The Ant Bully'

Rated: PG.

Suitable for: Children 5 and up.

What you should know: This is an animated movie about a 10-year-old boy who torments ants but, thanks to a magic potion, is shrunken down to their size and taken to their colony. There, he learns lessons about bullying, friendship and families.

Language: None.

Sexual situations and nudity: Little Lucas has to fashion a sort of loincloth for his newly miniaturized self, and the audience sees part of a character's behind.

Violence/scary situations: Includes bullying, tormenting of ants and humans. Ants magically shrink a couple of people for either dramatic or comic purposes.

Drug and alcohol use: None.


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