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Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) with his new American friend - a cactus - in the new comedy, ’Borat,’ from 20th Century Fox.

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Parents guide to new movie releases:

FLUSHED AWAY

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.

Violence: Slapstick.

Language: One big toilet joke. Not that dirty, though.

Sex: None.

Drugs: None.

Parents advisory: Perfectly appropriate for all ages.

BORAT

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.

Violence: Slapstick.

Language: Lots of profanity.

Sex: Dirty talk, naughty costumes, and an “escort” is visited.

Drugs: None.

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?

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