Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) with his new American friend - a cactus - in the new comedy, ’Borat,’ from 20th Century Fox.mct photo
Parents guide to new movie releases:
Rating: PG for crude humor and some language.
What it’s about: Spoiled pet rat is flushed into London’s Sewer World and falls into a daring adventure.
The Kid Attractor Factor: It’s animated.
Good lessons/bad lessons: You’re not living unless somebody depends on you.
Language: One big toilet joke. Not that dirty, though.
Parents advisory: Perfectly appropriate for all ages.
Rating: R for pervasive strong crude and sexual content, including graphic nudity, and language.
What it’s about: Clueless Middle Eastern newsman comes to America and has many misadventures, mocking both his culture and ours.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Borat, the character, is everywhere. And funny.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Xenophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism and every other -ism are mocked.
Language: Lots of profanity.
Sex: Dirty talk, naughty costumes, and an “escort” is visited.
Parents advisory: Oh, they’re going to sneak into it. But will they get that this is an ironic joke, or laugh at the funny foreigner and agree with his hateful backwardness?