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Rated PG for thematic content including peril.

What it's about: The true story of a young teen who survives a near-drowning in a frozen lake.

The kid attractor factor: Kids likely won't be drawn to this faith-based drama.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Lean on your community, and remember to be graceful to others who show up for you.

Violence: A scary sequence of John slipping into the icy lake, a perilous rescue and recovery effort.

Language: None.

Sexuality: Teen crushes.

Drugs: None.

Parents advisory: This faith-based true story is appropriate for the whole family, with this exception of smaller children, who will likely not be drawn to the drama.


Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence and brief strong language.

What it's about: A young woman with strong, uncontrollable abilities is on the run in a post-apocalyptic desert landscape.

The kid attractor factor: Some younger audiences may be drawn to this lo-fi sci-fi or kid star Saniyya Sidney.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Embrace your history and who you are, and break down the systems that hold us back.

Violence: A violent fight and shooting in a car.

Language: Some.

Sexuality: None.

Drugs: Referral to past drug addiction.

Parents advisory: This is a mature drama, so kids may not be into it, but it is appropriate for older kids and teens.