New In Theaters February 14, 2020: Family-Friendly Options Meet Skewed Worldviews

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a delightful action comedy based on the beloved video game character from another planet who befriends a small-town policeman to evade a mad scientist hired by the government to find Sonic, the source of a massive accidental power outage. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is a funny, heartwarming, uplifting comedy about finding and helping new friends, but there is some action violence and light but brief foul language.

A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON is another great, funny, heartwarming, delightful Aardmore Studio stop motion family cartoon, where Shaun has some adventures with an alien and his flying saucer. Now playing on Netflix, FARMAGEDDON is full of fun and fantasy that will appeal to all ages as well as clever science fiction references that will appeal to adults.

OLYMPIC DREAMS

Quality:
***
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
OLYMPIC DREAMS follows an Olympic cross-country skier and a volunteer dentist as they bond while at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The movie shows the difficulties they’re both experiencing and how they help one another through them. OLYMPIC DREAMS has a romantic worldview as they are both looking and getting over relationships. Movieguide® advises strong caution.

ORDINARY LOVE

Quality:
****
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
ORDINARY LOVE tells the story of Tom and Joan’s marriage as they suddenly have to navigate the journey of breast cancer together. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, both struggle with fear and doubt, but love is what keeps them strong. ORDINARY LOVE is a well-written, beautifully shot movie and depicts sacrificial love through marriage, but there is some brief nudity, a bedroom scene and a subplot involving a homosexual couple, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

DOWNHILL

Quality:
**
Content:
-3 Excessive content and/or worldview problems.
DOWNHILL is a poorly executed comical drama about a couple, Billie and Peter, who undergo marital trouble while on an Alpine ski vacation with their children. DOWNHILL has some strong acting and cinematography, but many scenes are awkward and unnecessary, and the humanist worldview contains some strong foul language and lewd content.

FANTASY ISLAND

Quality:
***
Content:
-2 Discretion advised for adults.
FANTASY ISLAND follows five people who win the trip of a lifetime to an exotic island resort where their secret fantasies are brought to life. The enigmatic Mr. Roarke, who runs the island, promises them their fantasies will be granted, but the promise comes with a warning that their fantasies might not end how they thought they would. A bit overlong but well-acted, FANTASY ISLAND isn’t as scary as viewers might expect and has a light redemptive, moral worldview, but there’s lots of foul language, violence, occultism, and some references to marijuana, so MOVIEGUIUDE® advises extreme caution.

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