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What parents should know about 'San Andreas'
DWAYNE JOHNSON as Ray in the action thriller "SAN ANDREAS," a production of New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, released by Warner Bros. Pictures. - photo by Sarah Binghurst
SHAKEY TOWN Are you or your kids planning on seeing San Andreas this weekend? If so, heres what you need to know before you head to the theaters.

Whats it about?

When the San Andreas Fault triggers a massive earthquake in California, Ray, a rescue-chopper pilot, is called to action. Amidst the aftermath, Ray not only has to find his wife and daughter, but also find a way to put his damaged family back together.

The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamotti, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario.

Whats in it?

For an action movie, San Andreas is surprisingly tame. That is in comparison to recent action films, of course. The movie is rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language. The F-word is used only once, but there are definitely a few other curse words sprinkled throughout. And while the movie is free of nudity, there are some scenes of sexuality, and a fair amount of cleavage is shown.

The biggest concern for parents will probably be the intensity of the action. Natural disasters abound, and there are plenty of victims with bloody injuries. These scenes might be too much for younger teens. Currently, rates San Andreas as appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Is it worth it?

Whether you are interested in the science surrounding earthquakes or the size of The Rocks biceps, San Andreas makes a decent attempt to reach a wide audience. The movie has received pretty mixed reviews, so it looks like youll just have to see for yourself. It might not be a must-see for the whole family, but rates it to be 71 percent worth your time.
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