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THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, starring Will Smith and his real-life son, is based on the true life and struggles of Chris Gardner as he attempts to create a better life for himself and his young son. One of the most inspirational movies of the year, the movie puts forth a strong message about a parent’s commitment to their child and that with hard work and a belief in one’s self, great things can be accomplished.

SURF'S UP

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
SURF’S UP is a well-made, entertaining, animated family movie featuring a small penguin named Cody who wants to be a star surfer like his hero Big Z. MOVIEGUIDE® commends Sony for the quality of its animation and the uplifting conclusion but warns that the movie contains unnecessary bathroom humor.

THE FLINTSTONES

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements.
THE FLINTSTONES is one of those rare family films which thoroughly entertains you--whether you are 5 years-old or 50. The plot revolves around a villainous rock-quarry executive, Cliff Vandercave (Kyle MacLachlan) who wants to embezzle the Slate & Co. by framing the gullible Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) who eventually learns through it all that family and friends are worth more than money. THE FLINTSTONES movie is full of good moral lessons: from the Dictabird teaching Fred that you must read what you sign, to a clear message that you should be faithful to your spouse. The final word from reviewers James (11) and Evelyn Baehr (5) is "Yabba-dabba-see-it."

THE FLINTSTONES IN VIVA ROCK VEGAS

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
THE FLINTSTONES IN VIVA ROCK VEGAS tells how Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty get together, with help from an alien. The movie takes a slightly rocky road to virtue, including decency, honesty and marriage, with some scatological jokes, homosexual jokes and a politically correct attack on wealth.

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TREASURE HOUNDS

Moving into his late grandfather's house, a clever tween inherits the old man's dog, Skipper (Norm MacDonald) who can talk! The sassy pooch leads the kid and his friends to a priceless treasure hidden nearby.

THE DREAM MOTEL

Guests at The Dream Motel find themselves face to face with their past, their future, and their present. All things are possible for the guests of The Dream Motel.

SCION

A mysterious stranger offers a teen the chance at her dream life. Instead, she wakes in a nightmare where no one recognizes her and she's a wanted criminal on the run. Her only ally is an estranged childhood friend. They must stay ahead of the police and find the elusive stranger in order to return home, all while discovering what true identity is.

THE CHRIST SLAYER

The Christ Slayer follows the Passover story of Jesus from a unique viewpoint, as we follow the actions and interactions of Longinus, the Roman soldier who put the spear to Jesus side on the cross.

THE LEAST OF THESE

Rose, a homeless single mother, and her young daughter Katy discover hope in a small-town diner. They are befriended by a feisty waitress, a big hearted short order cook and a store front Santa — it’s a film that serves a valuable lesson about forgiveness. This magical Christmas, it's the smallest one that teaches the greatest lesson we could ever hope to learn — opening our hearts to the power of forgiveness . . . of others and ourselves.

MOLLY: AN AMERICAN GIRL ON THE HOMEFRONT

Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

NOT CINDERELLA'S TYPE

Indy lives with her aunt and uncle and believes her life is fine until an accident brings a new guy into her life. Bryant Bailey is not Indy's type — she's never been into guys like him. But then again, she's never really known anyone so stubborn and caring that can also help her discover who she is and what she's worth. A modern telling of Cinderella, based on the novel by Jenni James.

GATEWAY TO HOPE: OVERCOMING HEROIN

With heartbreaking and inspiring commentary from former addicts, public officials, paramedics, pharmacists, and rehabilitation officials, Gateway to Hope: Overcoming Heroin will provide insight on those struggling with addiction and real Hope to break the addiction through Christ.
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