"Monkeybone" (PG-13, 1 hour, 35 minutes)
"Monkeybone," which combines live action and animation, is not for kids under 13. It could even prove too risque for many teens. The movie is replete with visual sexual innuendo, and the erotic humor is bawdy and borderline graphic. Also pushing the PG-13 boundary is one of the central themes - death. The film uses low slapstick to spoof dying and crossing into the hereafter and the doctor's dilemma of "unplugging" life support. Surgeons harvest organs from a newly dead corpse, then chase after it when it "reawakens," grabbing innards as they fall out. Add to that brief back-view nudity, flatulence gags and mild profanity. And finally, some people will simply find the movie's premise blasphemous.
"3000 Miles to Graceland" (R, 2 hours, 4 minutes)
"3000 Miles to Graceland" is an ultraviolent, ungainly movie starring Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell as ex-cons who disguise themselves as Elvis impersonators to stage a disastrously bloody heist at a Las Vegas casino. There are beatings, car chases, explosions and crudely explicit sexual situations, and a child is put in mortal jeopardy throughout. "3000 Miles to Graceland" is barely acceptable fare for the oldest high-schoolers.
"The House of Mirth" (PG, 2 hours, 20 minutes)
Only the most thoughtful teens will take an interest in this adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel about high society in turn-of-the-century New York. Gillian Anderson plays Lily Bart, a young woman slightly passed the optimum age for marrying well. Mature themes include one character who abuses an opiate (probably laudanum), muted sexual innuendo and smoking.