Sunday, July 29th, 2007 at 2:32 pm in Movies.
D’oh! If you’re pondering that PG-13 rating and wondering if it’s suitable for kids, Times movie critic Mary Pols says the dialogue is “clean enough for network television. We do get a brief glimpse of Bart’s standard little boy privates, but that’s about as racy as it gets.” Common Sense Media agrees — if your child watches “The Simpsons” at home, then the movie will be fine. Plus, you’ll witness the spectacle of Homer acting “selflessly for the first time, well, ever.”
“The Simpsons” isn’t the only flick in town, of course, and cineplexes aren’t the only places to see movies. Catch “Willy Wonka” outdoors at Walnut Creek’s Heather Farm on Aug. 7, “The Sandlot” at Livermore’s Wente Vineyards on Aug. 6, and more — get the complete rundown in Ann Tatko’s article, “Now Playing at a Park Near You.”
– Jackie Burrell