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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009 6:52 pm | Updated: 1:36 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

“Invictus”

What you should know: Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa, who turns to rugby to unite his racially divided country. Based on a real story, it also stars Matt Damon as a team captain.

“Invictus”

Rated: PG-13.

Suitable for: Teens and up.

What you should know: Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandela, newly elected president of South Africa, who turns to rugby to unite his racially divided country. Based on a real story, it also stars Matt Damon as a team captain.

Language: One f-word and at least a half-dozen milder four-letter words.

Sexual situations and nudity: None.

Violence/scary situations: Brief shots of violence in the streets and skirmishes on the rugby field.

Drug or alcohol use: A fair amount of beer drinking, usually while watching sports.

“The Princess and the Frog”

Rated: G.

Suitable for: Kindergartners and up.

What you should know: It runs 97 minutes, is done with hand-drawn animation and features an African-American princess and lots of original music.

Language: None.

Sexual situations and nudity: Some kisses are exchanged.

Violence/scary situations: Due to some voodoo magic, a man is changed into a frog and so is a young woman who kisses him. In addition to pratfalls and mild accidents, a reference is made to a father having died, a supporting character meets an untimely end and a voodoo practitioner appears with masks, shrunken heads and conjures spirits .

Drug or alcohol use: Animated adults are shown with wine glasses.

“Everybody’s Fine”

Rated: PG-13.

Suitable for: Mature tweens and older.

What you should know: Robert De Niro plays a widower who decides to surprise his four adult children, scattered across the country, with visits.

Language: One f-word, a handful of uses of “Jesus” or “Christ” and a half-dozen mild four-letter words.

Sexual situations and nudity: A mention of infidelity and someone who may be bisexual.

Violence/scary situations: A mugging, a heart attack and delivery of devastating news.

Drug or alcohol use: Adults drink wine and references are made to a fatal drug overdose.

“Old Dogs”

Rated: PG for some mild rude humor.

Suitable for: Grade-school kids and parents.

What you should know: John Travolta and Robin Williams play best friends and business partners forced to take care of 7-year-old twins in this slapstick Disney comedy.

Language: Nothing notable.

Sexual situations and nudity: We get an eyeful of Williams when he’s stripped down to briefs for a tanning scene.

Violence/scary situations: An Ultimate Frisbee game during a Boy Scout retreat turns violent and even bloody.

Drug or alcohol use: Williams gets drunk on margaritas during a getaway weekend in South Beach and marries a woman he’s known for one night. Later, Williams and Travolta get their prescription drugs mixed up and suffer comical side effects.

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