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In edgy times, little room for G-rated films

Lisa Fiore, the dean of faculty at Lesley University and mother of 9- and 11-year-olds, loves taking her kids to the movies. But while she’s mindful about what they see, she no longer relies on Hollywood ratings to help her decide between, for example, the funny- looking creatures of “Monsters University,” the dramatic narrative in “Epic,” or the juvenile jokes in “Despicable Me 2.”

With the line blurring between G–rated movies (designed for a general audience) and PG ratings (parental guidance suggested), she would rather make her own judgment.

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