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Box Office Mom: 'Charlie's Angels' and 'Ford v Ferrari'

Are these action-packing films okay for children to watch? See Box Office Mom's review right here.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Our Box Office Mom, Jackie Solberg, is back with a new release in theaters -- giving you a parent's perspective on movies your kids might be hoping to see.

This week, Jackie is taking a look at "Charlie's Angels" and Ford v Ferrari." Two action-packed films that may or may not be right for your children.

Charlie's Angels

  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
  • Release Date: November 14, 2019
  • MPAA Rating: PG13
  • Best Age Group: 13+
  • Sexual Content: Mild
  • Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
  • Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
  • Drug and Alcohol Content: None
  • Will Kids Like It? Yes

They're smart, talented, and the most highly trained female operatives in the world...they're Charles Angels. Charles Angels is a reboot of the 1970's TV series about a trio of female secret agents. They take on some of the most dangerous missions in the world. There's a villain who is making special technology to use as a deadly weapon, and the woman must stop the project before it's too late.

Sexual Content: Mild

  • A female character corners a villain and seductively sucks on his finger while massaging him with her foot. He rubs her upper thighs.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive

  • There's a lot of fighting. We see punches and kicks, with characters hitting one another. A character is impaled as well.
  • Characters use guns and knives and weapons. Several characters die.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

  • We hear the "f--k" word once. We also hear "bitch," "dammit," "d--k," "ass," "hell," and "s--t."

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • Social drinking with wine and champagne.

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall this is an action packed, fun and entertaining film; appropriate for pre-teens and teens. Parents need to be aware of the excessive violence.

Ford v Ferrari

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 popcorn buckets
  • Release Date: November 14, 2019
  • MPAA Rating: PG13
  • Best Age Group: 10+
  • Sexual Content: Mild
  • Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
  • Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
  • Drug and Alcohol Content: None
  • Will Kids Like It? Yes

Ford v Ferrari equals fun! Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) is an amazing race car driver, though due to a heart condition he is forced to quit racing. Meanwhile, at the Ford Motor Company, Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthall) proposes that the company start making race cars to attract younger drivers. They try to partner with Ferrari but that falls through. So Ford decides to hire Shelby to build their new, fast car, and in turn Shelby hires Ken Miles (Christian Bale), an extremely talented driver to race that fast car.  Ford v Ferrari (also known as Le Mans '66) is a fact-based racing drama about events leading up to and including the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Sexual Content: Mild

  • A married couple briefly kiss.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • There are numerous car crashes with explosions.
  • We see drivers on fire, and characters die.
  • Characters fight; they punch, wrestle and throw each other to the ground.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

  • We hear "f--k," "s--t," "horses--t," "a--hole," "son of a bitch," "jackass," "dumbass," "pr--k," "piss," "goddamn," "damn," "hell," and "whores."

Drug and Alcohol Content: None

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall, this is an interesting fact based drama for the whole family. Parents need to be aware of the moderate profane language and moderate violence.

For more of Jackie's reviews, visit www.boxofficemom.com

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