Family guide to new movie releases

"Encanto" introduces the Madrigal family, who have each been granted extraordinary gifts, except one, our heroine, Mirabel (Stefanie Beatriz), who has yet to discover her own personal magic. (Disney/TNS)
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Katie Walsh Tribune News Service (TNS)


Rated PG for some thematic elements and mild peril.

What it’s about: A young girl, Mirabel, questions why she doesn’t have the same magical gifts as the rest of her family in this animated musical.


The kid attractor factor: It’s Disney, it’s animated, it’s a musical aimed right at families and kids.

Good lessons/bad lessons: It’s OK to be your authentic self, don’t get caught in a trap of perfectionism. You don’t have to earn your place.

Violence: Some perilous chases and destruction.

Language: None

Sex: None

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: A beautiful, entertaining and moving family film. Appropriate for all ages.



Rated R for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence.

What it’s about: Depicts the wild true story of the marriage of Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci.

The kid attractor factor: This is an adult drama, not much appeal for kids aside from the Lady Gaga factor.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Violence: Discussions of assassinations, a shooting, references to murder.

Language: Swearing and strong language throughout.

Sex: A few sex scenes, some nudity.

Drugs: None

Parents’ advisory: This is an adult drama with depictions of deception, sex, and murder. Appropriate for teens and adults only. Too mature for young children.


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