Family guide to new movie releases

Anna Kendrick stars in“ Alice, Darling.”. - LIONSGATE/TNS


Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, language, teen drinking, and thematic material.

What it’s about: A daughter searches for her missing mother in this techno thriller that takes place entirely on a computer screen.

The kid attractor factor: This deals with mature and dark themes — it's not appealing for kids, more for adults.

Good lessons/bad lessons: The answers are always available if you look for them ... and maybe change up those passwords, unless you want someone to find you.

Violence: Some perilous situations and violence, including threatening with a gun and stabbing.

Language: Some swearing.

Sex: References to dating and relationships but nothing specifically sexual.

Drugs: Teenage binge drinking.

Parents’ advisory: This is a film that deals with adult themes and perilous situations. Too scary for kids, but OK for teens.



Rated R for language and some sexual content.

What it’s about: A young woman reckons with an emotionally abusive relationship while on vacation with her best friends.

The kid attractor factor: Not much — this is an adult drama.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Leaving abusive relationships takes bravery and resources, especially friendship.

Violence: Verbal and emotional abuse and references to a kidnapping and a body found, but nothing graphic.

Language: Some swearing.

Sex: A couple of sex scenes but none with graphic nudity.

Drugs: Drinking

Parents’ advisory: This is a heavy drama about mature relationships and emotional abuse. Not suitable for children but OK for teens.


Storm Reid, left, and Megan Suri in "Missing." - Temma Hankin/Sony Pictures/TNS

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