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Unaccompanied Minors


Source: Catholic News Service

Yuletide clunker about an early teen (Dyllan Christopher) and his little sister (Dominique Saldana) separated while waylaid at an airport during a Christmas Eve blizzard, with the former recruiting several other stranded juveniles (Gina Mantegna, Tyler James Williams, Brett Kelly and Quinn Shephard) to reunite them, while evading the airport's Scrooge-like security chief (Lewis Black). Full of mayhem and slapstick silliness and capped with a contrived sentimental payoff, this inane comedy -- directed by Paul Feig -- insults the intelligence of youngsters and will be a chore for grown-ups "accompanying" their minors. Some mildly crude language and humor, as well as divorce themes. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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